Sunday, March 30, 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Daily Painting 542 Vista at Adam's Ranch Plein Air Alla Prima

Its 12 x 16, oil. $500. It was a lovely day at the ranch, they let us paint there once a year. It was wonderful out and I got a lot of nice pictures for more paintings too. We saw deer and an otter and a lot of cool birds too.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Dawn's Warning, Daily painting by Fawn

"Dawn's Warning"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
(ready to frame)

I exagerated the sky colors somewhat. The dead grasses were all lit up in the morning sun, it was beautiful.

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Oscar's House; morning plein air

The weather has warmed up this week, but the strange wind gusts prevail. I sat pondering this over morning coffee, trying to decide where I might go to paint outside without being completely blown away. I had only packed my smaller lightweight pochade box, which as I've described previously in excruciating detail, is not great for wind. But the other alternative was to drive across town to my studio to get my larger, sturdier easel. As I turned these matters over in my head, I stared out the kitchen window, and this scene came into view:

Forsythia spring plein air painting by Jennifer Young
"Oscar's House"
Oil on Canvas

I started noticing how the forsythia bush in our yard (foreground lower left) framed and echoed the bushes in bloom across the street at my neighbor's house. I also noticed how the bare-limbed trees above created a kind of upper frame for the little bungalow, and I thought the composition could be worth exploring. Also, since I could set up on my back porch, I'd be sheltered from the wind by our house. Whether this solution was realized out of laziness or resourcefulness is a matter of opinion, but never-the-less, "Oscar's House" was born!

I think I'm going to be kind to myself today and call it a resourceful solution to a rather gusty March morning. For more information about this painting, please contact me.

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Marsh Plein Air by Bernie Rosage Jr.

I belong to a plein air group called OOPS... Onslow Outdoor Painters Society. We gather once a month at "Paint Outs"... this painting is from our February paint out. An exercise in painting in the WIND along the intra-coastal waterway.

6x12" Oil on panel.
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As you can see from this photo the original size was actually 9x12"... the composition just wasn't pleasing so I used my artistic license and the table saw... an advantage when painting on MDF panels... ;)


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Daily Painting 540 Windy Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

This was done very fast, it was getting very windy. I like it a lot, it makes me remember how I felt in the day. Its 5 x 7 $200.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Daily Painting 539 Breezy Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

Its 5 x 7 oil, the wind was starting to pick up. $100.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Daily Painting 538 Savanna's Gnarly Oaks Plein Air Alla Prima

Its 8 x 10 oil. I did it today at the Savanna's park in White City. It was very pretty out, but windy and chilly. $200.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Hugo's Tire Shop (oil 5x7) $100

I always pass this tire shop on Murfreesboro Road in Nashville when I head to Hill's Grocery after I leave my office. I keep thinking it would make a cool painting so I finally did one! I slammed the color down fast and hard. Murfreesboro is an interesting drive into Nashville. Plenty of colorful Latino shops and restaurants ready to do business. (Pardon the glare. Still a little wet. I will scan it when dry.)
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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cherry Blossom Debut by Shanti Marie

I love the few months in SC that the plum, cherry and peach trees bloom because its a fleeting dash of color set against the almost grey green and browns of the winter months.
The only problem I can see with this is the short time one has to enjoy their beauty. Having a painting can remind me of the wonderful feel of a breeze blowing thru the limbs and the small pink blossoms ooking like snow as they float to the ground.

"Night Gusts" by Jeff Surace

oil on board 7.5"x10"
"weather around here (Atlanta) has been crazy including the nights, tonight was no exception, with the clouds moving quickly over a bright moon."

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Howard Beach, 11x14, Oil, by Jenna Star Friedman

This oil painting was done mostly in plein air at the beach in Tarpon Springs and I finished it up recently in the studio. The view is looking west toward Anclote Key in the Gulf of Mexico. This beach is a local gem, one of many I've discovered since moving to Florida a couple of years ago.
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Daily Painting 533 Long Needle Pine and Palms Plein Air Alla Prima

Its 5 x 7, oil, $100.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Daily Painting 532 Bridge at Savannah's Recreational Area Plein Air Alla Prima

Its 8 x 10, oil. It was very windy out today, I walked around for a stretch and when I came back the finished painting was jelly side down in the grass. I picked it up very carefully, it needed only a little fixing. $200.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Linda Blondheim Art Studio Landscapes of the South

Wekiva River State Park

8x10 inches
oil on masonite panel

This is my favorite painting from the Wekiva Invitational Paint Out. We were in the park for a week living in cabins. It was a wonderful experience and I got 15 paintings.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Springtime at the Hill- Jennifer Young

You might be thinking, "That's not much of a hill". But the "Hill" I'm referring to in this painting is the A.P. Hill monument on Hermitage Road in Richmond's North Side neighborhood.

plein air painting by Jennifer Young

"Springtime at the Hill Monument"
8x10", Oil on Canvas

Painted on location yesterday afternoon, I started this at about 2 PM under warm, sunny skies. But it sure got chilly pretty quickly once the clouds started rolling in. I pass by this gentleman every day as I drive to and from home, but I think he's at his most charming in the springtime as he gazes down at the row of flowering trees.

An interesting footnote that I didn't realize, but according to Wikipedia:

"This monument is the only one of its type in Richmond under which the subject individual is actually interred."

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Daily Painting 525 Round Island Park Sea Grape Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this today on the river side of Round Island Park, last Tuesday and Wednesday were on the ocean side of it. Thats a sea grape tree on the left, very pretty now with new orange leaves and old red ones at the same time. I saw three manatees today. The painting is 8 x 10, oil, $200.

Monday, March 10, 2008

J & S, Daily Painting by Fawn

"J & S"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
(ready to frame)

Got to go out to J and S Fish Camp in the evening yesterday. The rim canal is off to the right and Lake Okeechobee is over the levee. I saw this little muddy path with the palms and thought how perfect of a composition that it would make! I used a simple palette with very few colors to give it more harmony.

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Friday, March 7, 2008

3rd & Chestnut (pencil)

This is 3rd & Chestnut in Nashville TN off Murfreesboro Road. That house midway back is a nice light blue green with the sun on it. I may paint this one. I used a big fat ass pencil and worked fast in my sketchbook.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Daily Painting 519 Atlantic Seascape Plein Air Alla Prima

I did this one at Round Island too. I thought the old tree branches looked interesting, it was fun to do. Its 8 x 10, oil, $200.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Daily Painting 518 Beach at Round Island Plein Air Alla Prima

Its 8 x 10 oil, it was a lovely, breezy morning. I had the painting all finished, I was taking it off the easel to sign it and the wind caught it and it landed on my palette full of paint. It looked awful, I didn't know if I could fix it or not. There was a dime-sized blob of pthalo blue paint in the sky and various smears and other blobs. I was able to fix it up all right as you can see.
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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Plein air easel story
This is a funny post at Jennifer Young's blog. You'll smile.

Plein air Painting

Wishing, and Hoping, and Praying for Summer to come again when I saw this photo. I was painting back on the farm. Hot Summer Days are my favorites. Now where is that Source-Tek phone number?
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