Friday, March 11, 2011

Help me with a title

"Help me with the title" 14X18" Oil

Here is a painting I finished earlier this week. I'm trying to see how impressionistic I can quote a friend. Spring has had it's effects on me this year and during the recent break I've just been painting as much as possible while trying to keep ahead with work and studies. I hope someone likes this painting, I had my doubts about it but it's growing on me. I'm trying to "let go" a little. It's hard to let go with painting. Any suggestions for a title on this one? Let me know.

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Chau, more to come.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Re-doing the Hunting Island Painting

Last night I painted again with the group at Havens Frame and Gallery and the resident artist Rob Shaw. We did a painting that I had done back in 2009 and sold. At first I was a little hesitant to do the same painting again, but I was happy that I did. It was great to be back in the studio with Rob again and painting that scene again produced a while new version on that painting and a gave me a worthwhile experience. I'll be doing multiple copies of paintings more often. Besides who doesn't love palmetto trees? I don't think I've got it quite perfect yet, but everytime I paint them I find it gets easier. Wonder what it's like doing a palmetto for Rob, who says he's done this painting many many times over? Practice makes perfect I guess.

Just to be back around other artists, to talk about colors and textures and other tactics, it was a great experience and fired me up to do some more painting. I also saw my friend Garwood doing a painting of a porch scene. It was very impressionistic and I told her it looked like a dream or a memory. I can't wait to get my hands on that piece and either buy it or share it on this blog.

Included here is a photo of the second version of my Hunting Island painting that we did together.