Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Daily Painting in Maine - What's on my easel Wednesday

 As I was taking a few  progress shots of new paintings I am working on, I had an idea .  Over on Facebook they have  this thing called  "Throw-back Thursday" (TBT). And people post all these old photos of themselves when they were younger from that box of photos that's hidden in the attic.... it's not for me though.  Those pictures are hidden for a reason.

My idea was to start " What's on my Easel Wednesday" on Facebook.  Then I thought why not do the same over here on my blog? ...Maybe this will get me to post more often....or at least every Wednesday.

Here are two progress shots. Both are about 50% complete.

 No name yet
The one above is at the block in stage. It's a very simple composition  but I need to see or feel how the  water will be acting before I make a commitment to the final push.

This one I know how the water is reacting so I need to define the lights and shadows and play with edges. Then I'll step back and see where to sprinkle some  highlights.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Daily painting in Maine - small works, flowers

I have been very remiss and lazy about posting on my blog.  I'm thinking the blog needs a face lift or a new purpose. I am going to  take a look at that over the next few weeks. Facebook seems to be my go to place lately for quick and easy photos of my latest work, but the blog  is a place to explain more.   I definitely need to do a better job and more with this blog .

 While I am thinking ( procrastinating really) and arguing with myself over what to do about  the blog, here are a few of the small works  I have been working on lately.
 Just Hanging Around
oil on canvasboard

Left Behind
oil on canvasboard

I am going to try  and enter these into  a small works show. Flowers always do well in those type of shows. I think the small format  makes the work more intimate. A strong  composition is always critical, perhaps even more so in small works. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Daily Painting Maine - last day

Day 30 of the 30 day painting challenge.

 I need to touch up a few things. The dots in the sky will actually  end  up being some sea birds flying south. I didn't  complete 30  paintings, but I came close and I'm pleased with the results. This was a busy month. This last painting is a fitting tribute to the end of summer and the end of the 30 day challenge. Thanks to Leslie Saeta for hosting .


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Daily Painting Maine - Freeport plein air Seawall

Day 25

Another plein air from Winslow Memorial Park in Freeport, Maine.
available on my website

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Daily Painting Maine - WInslow Memorial Park, Freeport

Day 23 -

I spent the day plein air painting at a beautiful park in  Freeport, Maine.  The day was gorgeous so I was able to do  two paintings before having to pack up and drive back.

At Rest
These small paintings are all for sale on my (website).  
Stop by for a visit.