Friday, January 22, 2010
There are so many spots around here to paint. In France the tiny villages are sometimes only a few hundred meters apart. This one is called Kerneurzach. I started the sketch and barely got a couple dabs of paint laid down and it started to drizzle. I took mental notes , a picture and headed back to paint it inside. I have gained a new appreciation for the winter landscape in the past two weeks.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I found this ocean inlet a 1 Km. from where I'm staying in Nombrat. The water was like glass, perfect for reflections. I started it outside but had to finish it later indoors. I was drawn to the way the rope led the eye into this cluster of boats. Painting reflections in water is not as challenging as I thought it would be,especially in oil!
Monday, January 11, 2010
I painted this inside from the photo shown previously (too cold today). The winter light is very gentle making shadows and reflected light less intense. I was aiming to capture this soft light.Once the quick sketch was done, I painted in an Alla Prima technique. It took about 11/2 hours to finish.