Saturday, June 25, 2011

VPAP paintout at Tuckahoe Plantation 2011

Tuckahoe #548 8x10 oil on linen completed en Plein Air 6/25/2011

I don't know what the tree was, but it was "very yellow" and had to be painted - We had at least 25 artist in attendance - special thanks to Marla Colman (founder) and Stella Jones our host for the day.

Tuckahoe Plantation (1733) is a privately owned historic property, a working farm, and the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson. It has lovely pastures and meadows (with cattle, sheep, chickens, horses, etc.), extensive formal and informal gardens, lovely old outbuildings, a historic house (tours are by appointment only), and a wooded slope down to the canal and the James River. There are bathrooms in the old stable, found in a collection of outbuildings near the house. There is plenty of shade, if the day is a hot one. It is a peaceful location, full of paintable scenes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Daily Painting 1271 Royal Poinciana on Second Street Plein Air

I did this during the Souvenirs of Downtown paintout, I hadn't gotten around to posting it, I did tweak it a bit. In real life the trunk of the tree was behind a wall, I didn't think it looked too good that way in the painting so I changed it. I found out if I would moved over a bit, the wall wouldn't be in the way anyhow! Its 12 x 16, oil on masonite. $400.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June 2, 2011

Very early morning before the temperature went to 95+. St. Elmo.
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Tall Skinny

Plein air painted at the foot of Lookout Mountain in St. Elmo, TN.
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