Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1479 Oak Tree at Adams Ranch plein air

I started this one at the ranch on the Saturday paintout. I liked how the Spanish moss looked blowing in the breeze.  There were a few things I needed to tweak, it wasn't done 100 percent on location.  About 99 percent. I like it a lot better now.  Its 11 x 14 inches, oil on masonite.  $500.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

1477 Morning At Adams Ranch

Art Mundo had its first paintout of the year here at Adams ranch.  I got up early, a bit crabby, I haven't been having the best of nights lately.  My dog Whisker's medications are making him get us up to take him out at 3 or 4 am in the morning lately.

I got to the ranch at 7:15 about, its 48 degrees, chilly with patchy fog, it looks cool, I don't see that much where I live.  I drove round and round, there are lots of places to drive there, its fun and bumpy dirt roads, I am glad I have a jeep.  I wasn't inspired started looking for some friends to paint with.  Saw this road and ended up by this waterway.  My friends Betsy and Fran were there so I had good company.  A herd of cows came by too, right under those trees to the left.  We saw two baby alligators too.  I was in a much better mood!

Photos below are how it looked early in the morning, cows where I painted, gator, and the scene I painted.  I believe I started painting 8 or 9 am, finished it around 12:30 or so.  It was very bright out, the palms were very dark against the morning sky.   If you click the photos they will get larger.
The painting is 11 x 14 inches, oil on masonite.  $500.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1475 Out in the Savannas Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this today, perfect out, in the high 60's (F)  It was calm when I got there and then it got real breezy after I was painting for awhile.  Lots of birds, I saw one of these egrets and some ibis and other birds.   The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches. $200. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1471 Oaks in Savannas Meadow Plein Air Alla Prima

I painted this from life, it was a perfect day out, not too hot or cold.  Its very pretty out here, lots of tiny wild flowers if you stop and look close.  Saw two gopher tortoises chasing each other and a baby one coming out of its hole. The painting is oil on masonite, 8 x 10 inches, $200.