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.

1 comment:

  1. First of all...CONGRATS on painting...just the sheer emotion that comes from the creative outlet is wonderful! Know you were glad to find that path too!

    I love the painting...and I understand the angst of re-painting...but I do the same thing over and over when I sing! I do usually try and find just some small facet that I can may only be the inflection of one word.

    I was looking for a pic of the first one like this that you it the exact same?

    The colors are so soothing...this green/blue loving gal is soooo drawn to the forefront trees against that gorgeous sky...

    I don't see how in the world you are able to paint like this...the process seems baffling to me...I can paint but not with this sense of are truly talented. And how you can take those pulses of color and make it all seem so connected and beautiful...mine would look like one of those 3-d pics that people SWEAR the sees things in! LOL!

    And quit being such a critic of yourself...the trees are phenom!!!! (And do post a pic of your friend's porch pic!!!)