Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Coastal Landscape

"Intracoastal Backyard"
16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas
$350 Unframed or $400 Framed
contact me at paintinglandscapes@yahoo.com if interested(Sorry for the picture quality, will try to reshoot it in better light and repost it)
This is a piece I did recently in the studio from some sketches and photographs made near Calabash, NC from a recent trip. This was the scene behind one of those houses that sit on the intracoastal waterway. The sun was at sort of high and at a back angle to these trees making these great patterns of light and shadow.
More coastal paintings are on the way, just been extremely busy between work, painting, and family time. I have many in progress around the studio that need to be finished up. I have also been playing with some still life paintings, which I usually don't do very many of, so check back to see those as well.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Labor Day Plein Air Study

"Afternoon Reflections"
7" x 5" Oil on Stretched Canvas
$50 unframed or $100 Framed
$5.00 Shipping
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Went out to my inlaws' rural property in Siler City, NC on Labor Day, but only had time to do this small study down by the pond. I like the compostion, so I may develop this into a larger piece that is a bit more refined.
The bushes and trees along the shoreline were lit in certain areas by the sun as it went down, and I liked the reflection patterns in the water. I love trying to capture all of the nuances of color in water, which changes all the time depending on what's around the water.
I also started an 8 x 10 study and got it blocked in, but didn't finish it. Will post the start of that one tomorrow.