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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.