Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunset over the Caribbean

So not a lot of artwork this weekend but I did start on this sunset painting.  This is a good start but I am working on being more subtle so I will have to add some glazes to this painting to get all the color complexity I want.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Not the most exciting but Work needs to be done

The title line says it all.  I am trying to work on quick sketches and same size sketching of images out of an Andrew Loomis book to work on basic skills.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Drawing work

The development of art skills, like anything else requires work on the basics and I have relooped back to work on basics.  This is basic skills from Andrew Loomis, an artist and instructor from the 1930s.  He is considered a classic instructor and a brilliant writer of art books.  So I am going to draw everything he recommends to get my skills better, when I am not painting.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Provision Company - clean up

Tonight I have cleaned up some of the problems with the start up of the Provision Company Restaurant in Southport, North Carolina.  I have improved my details, shadow, colors and the roof lines.  I added the lights and the wire to telephone pole.  I need to finish the sign and add the final details to this painting.  I may do it tomorrow or Monday.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Lazuli Bunting - finished up

So Happy Friday, I decided to rework the background on this and I have reworked some of the feathers and the branches.  I think this is good now.   So Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Provisions Company Southport, North Carolina - block-in

I started this as a Plein Air but it was too complicated to complete as a plein air painting.  So I got the basic shapes and colors in and then I will layer on the proper details.  this is a walk-up restaurant dockside in Southport North Carolina.  It is called The Provisions Company, it is a great stop and well worth your time.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Oak Island Lighthouse - Plein Air

This is a small plein air oil painting I did from Caswell Beach on Oak Island, North Carolina.  The lighthouse is a fairly new one built in 1958 to replace a steel light tower which was the old light.  This one is a cement structure and helicopters put the light structure on top.  I am happy with the sky but I will probably do this larger and do more of the top detail.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sanderling Painting

I have been on the road and then I was on a little vacation and I could not get this posted.  I went to a painting night with the wife Barb and her friend, Sharon.  We painted a scene of a Sanderling on the beach.  Above is mine.  I like it mostly, but I do want to rework the foam line were it meets the beach, otherwise it is not bad.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Wrist and Hand study update

I worked on this some more but I did not really get too much further along.  I repositioned some of the details and widened the wrist some.