Thursday, July 31, 2014

Amazon Slough near Datalogic 10"x 8"

I was back at the end of Terry today painting from the bridge.  It got kind of windy and my umbrella kept blowing off so I had to do without at the end.  My first time to paint rocks which was fun.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Meadow at the End of Terry 10"x 8"

I was fairly happy with this when I finished but now I wish I had lightened the area of rushes that come forward and put some sky holes in the left hand tree. I do like the rhythm of the composition and I'm enjoying the colors that I added to my palette a few weeks ago: cad yellow deep, alizarin and cerulean blue. I'm real happy with this area for painting.  I'll go back again.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Where Terry Street Meets the Meadow 8"x 10"

Today I'm happy.  I had a hard time trying to make the colors for those distant trees.  Wiped them of a couple of times which probably contributed to me finally getting what I wanted.  This is a very nice, quiet place to paint.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Island Park Bridge 10"x 8"

I thought I had done pretty well but now I see things I should have noticed while painting.  Oh well.  I had a wonderful time.  I like the colors and composition.  Seems like a composition I could try again and in a very safe location which always appeals.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Little Pond near Ed Cone Blvd. 8"x 10"

I really struggled with this one.  The photo, unfortunately, favors the blue more than the real painting.  Maybe I should think about trying to push the blues a little bit.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bend in the River 8"x 10"

This is a view my dad and I see when we sit on a bench at Maurie Jacobs Park.  Lots of geese and kids playing on the shore later in the day.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Garden Walkway 8"x 10"

This is our back garden walkway looking toward the neighbors' house and garage. I've not been able to come up with a composition at home in my garden before.  I'm pretty happy with it. That's a big perle d'azur clematis in the foreground and parsley gone to flower across the path.  So wonderful to paint at home.