Thursday, April 30, 2009

Watercolor Sketches

Watercolor sketches in my Aguabee sketchbook from last weekend.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Reaching for the Sky by BJ Wright

8"x10" oil on RayMar panel, painted en plein air, alla prima, on 4/24 at the Buford Dam during the "Historic Buford (GA) Plein Air Festival"...currently on display at the Tannery Row Artist Colony. There is a bit of shadow from my easel showing at the upper edge of this photo.
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James @ Catfish cove # 22

Back to one of my favorite spots on the James - cloudy - cool and windy - 14x18 on panel

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Catfish Hole # 19

Catfish Hole is a small cove off the James at The Great ships Locks - today it had a constant flow of visitors from Canadian Geese with chicks, Herrings fishing - I might add much better at it than the two cat fishermen I show in my small 12x12 painting. Great place to paint it has movement and dramatic light filtration through the trees. Did I mention a hot 96 degrees.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cat Fishing on the James # 18

A morning view of the James from The Great Ship Locks and a favorite cat fishing spot for the locals. Sunny and warm weather here. Cat fishing was executed on a 14x18 panel.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Steps to park # 17 - Tree study 1

This mornings work - first tree study - a golden retriever and owner were sitting on the steps watching me - so I included them into my little 12 x12 painting on panel - very windy here today.

"Carolina Marsh" plein air by Bernie Rosage Jr.

"Carolina Marsh"... 5x7" Oil on panel, en plein aire, 4-2009.

We had a great location and day to paint outdoors last Sunday. We... as in OOPS!... the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society I am a member of. A great bunch of artists who carry on the tradition of painting "en plein aire". Read about our outing HERE...
I'm pictured below painting this one...


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oak Study

"Oak Study"

I went to the coast and painted with my plein air group today. This old oak blew over years ago. The way it grew back interested me because of its very graceful shape. If I use it for a larger painting I will add a muddy bank and some water and a rope swing hanging over the water, now that sounds fun!

Ready to frame.
Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $200 USD
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Libby Terrace Fountain 15

Libby Terrace Fountain and the James river through the freshly budding Yellow Crepe Myrtles. Painted on a 14x18 panel and required two sessions. I want to do this again later this week once the trees are in full bloom - should be spectacular.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Widows Garden 14 - Libby Terrace

An interesting view of the Widows garden on Franklin - it's growing wild including the public brick walkways with no upkeep. The little 12x12 painting turned out to be a challenge because it took two sessions. I got lucky both days the sun was out.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Pink Dogwood

I painted this house in my neighborhood. Loved the pink dogwood with the pink house behind it. We were going to go to Calloway Gardens but my mother wasn't feeling up to it so we stayed nearby.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Azalea Stream

Spring at Callaway Gardens will overwhelm you with all the beauty around each turn. This year we have had days and days of rain. Painting in between the rain storms has been fun and now that the rain has stopped it will be fun to see the sun sparkle through the pine branches on to the azaleas at Overlook Garden inside Callaway. If you have ever been to Callaway Gardens in the spring, I hope this painting brings back memories for you. 9x12 oil on linen $300.00 studio sale.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

James @ Libby Terrace - Easter # 12

Another great day - this spot is starting to become my favorite - 14x18 on panel

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The James @ Libby Terrace

Great Day - ended up at Libby Terrace here in Richmond - View of the James River 11x14 on panel. I'm starting to get the hang of this :=)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sandra at Pine Mountain

Phyllis invited me to paint with her at Callaway Gardens. Here I am painting a snowball bush in Mr. Cason's garden. A perfectly acceptable morning for April.
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Rauke Loggia at Fishing Bay # 6

Nice day so I headed for the bay with dog and paints in tow. Boy was it cold even with the sun I could only take 2 hours - managed to paint the Loggia 11x14 on board while I waited for the background paint to dry for a shot of Fishing Bay in the distance. The Rauke Loggia was painted from the pool. I'm going back this weekend to finish the bay shot.