Saturday, September 25, 2010

Heading Out

Pastel on Self-sanded Arches 14x10

Update 9/30/2010 - I do not like the water among other things, and I am redoing it. Wait for further developments.

This is a view from the Little Jetties, Helen Floyd Park, looking across the San Pablo River / Intercoastal Waterway. This is where the ICW meets the St. Johns River. The channel has cut into the bank on the far side making a dramatic backdrop for the boats as the make their way into the open water. The sea breeze has caught the sail of the nearest boat as he heads out for the day.
This view impressed me with it's dramatic view of the eroded bank, the blue of the water, and the almost overpowering brightness of the sunlight. By mid morning, the sun has burned away the haze, the sea breeze has come up, and a few puffy clouds dot the sky.

This photo (9/25/2010) shows the painting unsigned. I am still deciding whether or not to call it finished.


Monday, September 20, 2010

"Heading Out" - Little Jetties WIP

I'm putting up another iteration - changed the boat and it's placement. I like it better, but it still has some issues I don't like.
I spent most of the day painting the bathroom. This is not art - it's egshell laytex.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Palisades ICW - Work in Progress

I'm putting this up for review. It's still a work in progress. I had hoped to complete this in one day, but I got interrupted. Still a lot of work to do on the foreground, and some issues to resolve.

Since I had to pause, I'm considering what to do with the little boat. Should it be larger or not there at all? It's some kind of small tug with a pusher bar on the bow and an outboard for power.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

En Plein Air Outing

I took my pastels to the Little Jetties - to work on the view across the Intercoastal Waterway. This was my first outing with pastels in more than two years. There were some things with which I am pleased, and much that I need to learn.
Here are some pictures for reference.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Red Flag Day

Pastel on self-sanded Arches - 14x10

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After a bout with a bad cold, I'm back at my easel. Finished this painting today. Earlier this summer I took Patty's dad for an outing to visit some of the places we used to go to fish, and I took along my camera. This view of Cape San Blas was done from sketches and photographs of the beach. It was very windy, and the red flag was up.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Red Flag Day

Work in progress....

Update posted 9/3 - shows some progress...

This is the plan and beginning of another beach scene - dunes. The sketch and photograph are from Cape San Blas on a day when the red flag was up, but as you can see, there are still people in the surf. Well, maybe you can't see them from this photo, but they will be there in the final picture.

I've been away from my easel for a few days to take care of some things for Patty's parents in Panama City. It's good to get back.