Monday, February 19, 2018

Plein Air Cypress trees with Spanish moss

So I'm on a roll (with 2 posts in 1 day) and have a bunch of art that needs to be published...for whoever might be interested in seeing it. Here's another piece I did last week plein air while in the Village of Fenney, central Florida. I was facing the sun so some of the photos are a bit washed. But the sequence is shown below. Painting cypress trees with Spanish Moss is fun. And the bugs were non-existent as was the heat.

 The source photo and location shot

 A quick sketch to get things positioned

 Darks, sky, tree trunks placed

I got to sit right next to the car so the final piece. 1.5 hours 11x14 oil on canvas panel

A New Pastel for Leesburg Art League

So much has happened since my last post it seems pointless to recap it all. But I can put up something, anything, with respect to slinging paint!

Here, this is a pastel I did at a demo for Leesburg Art League a week ago.
Kind of heading down the impressionist path with this one. It's the first pastel I've completed in at least  a year. It was fun...and fast. Which is what I like about pastel.