Thursday, November 8, 2012

Daily Painting 1463 Approaching Storm

I went out to paint when the edge of Sandy was going by, it was just windy.  Had a nice walk on the beach too.
 I like to start off with a fast sketch before I do the painting to warm up and catch any compositional problems.  The wind was blowing strong and it looked like rain so I parked under a pavilion at Fredrick Douglas park on the beach.  I got my sketch finished and the rain started coming down, well not down really more like across, it was blowing pretty horizontal.  Got soaked on the way to the car which was about 20 feet away.
Last night I pulled out my sketch and made the painting below from it, its 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite. $200.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Daily Painting 1462 The Old Bay Tree Plein air Alla Prima


 I painted this yesterday its an old bay tree that has been through a lot of hurricanes.  It got blown down in one and the new branches are growing up from the main trunks like little trees.  Its oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches.  $200.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Painting at the Old Fort Park

I went painting today, finally, I have been in a horrible funk, just not in the mood to paint.  Went to the Old Fort Park in Ft. Pierce to paint, it was beautiful out.  The painting below wasn't done today though, it was done back in May, there was the annual Souvenirs of Downtown paintout and for some reason I never got around to posting this painting.  I think I did the painting and was tired out, dropped it off at the show and that was that.  And now it is at another show at the Art Bank. 

I wanted to post it because the palm tree was blown down in Sandy.  My painting shows it still standing and then I took a photo of it today.   It is still alive and may survive, I know they sometimes do. 

I did do another painting today, I'll post it tomorrow.