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.