As a full time painter I travel prepared for almost any kind of weather. I was in Nahant, Massachusetts last Tuesday and though the location was ideal the sun was popping in and out of clouds. I knew the variation in brightness on my canvas was going to get distracting. Waiting for the light to … More Set Up for Changing Light
While wandering an abandoned beach in Franklin County, Florida last month I spotted this trawler stuck high and dry near Carabelle. It looked beaten up from hard work and hard weather and was a compelling subject for a painting. So I set myself up on the side of the road with an umbrella to keep the sun off … More Blue on Blue
This painting from the highway to Carabelle from Apalachicola needed a bit more work today. It was painted from a plein air study done in early February 2017. I brightened the foliage with some golden green and red and brought in some light to make the fronds more transparent in the palm trees. It was a smokey … More A Finishing Touches – “Road to Carabelle”
Two quick oil studies of a mountain in Oro Valley, Arizona. One is from late in the day, picking up full sun. The other is from a nearby hotel courtyard earlier in the morning with some palm trees.
That’s me in the wide brim hat conducting an impromptu art lesson in the Arizona desert. The artist farthest away from me down the road on the far right is Curt Walters the great painter of the Grand Canyon. (Photo is by Gina Ward)
I was in Tucson, Arizona last week painting the desert as part of the Plein Air Convention and Expo. It was a great opportunity to experience an unfamiliar territory and I really liked it. I hope to return soon to do it again. It was hot and I wanted to cover a lot of ground … More Painting the Desert in Arizona