Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tales of the Brush

12x16, oil on canvas

Every painting has a story behind it. Some memory that forever links the artist to the piece; no matter how far away it travels. This one is no different. I started this painting as a 5x7 sketch on Grand Chemin beach one Sunny Sunday afternoon. The boat was all alone, almost on the sand, water sluggishly lapping around it. I became ill and had to stop. Even though my husband held an umbrella over my head, the sun was punishing me for presuming to paint on its beach.
Passed out when I got to the car. had to get water on my face and Limacol and all that drama. My one concern though was that I did not get enough time to finish my sketch. I did get enough info in the 10 minutes I was there to take home and complete on a bigger canvas.
I enjoy every painting experience; even the not so good ones. I also enjoy sharing them with you.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back to the Waterfront

the Breakfast Shed on the Waterfront
12x24 oil on panel
The day started out just right for a painting session on the Waterfront. It was meant to be an entire day of painting. Not only did I want to capture the Breakfast Shed, one of Port of Spain's famous eating spots, I also wanted to capture the sunset from that location. It promised to be spectaular.
This is as far as I got before the rains came and drenched me and the panel I was using. Had to run for cover. Will use the photos and this start to complete this work. Also plan to return for my sunset painting.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

President's House Completed!

View of President's House
11x14, oil on canvas
Finally finished the painting of President's House that I did a sketch of three weeks ago. Procrastinated some I know but it's done. Onward to the next challenge.

Plein Aire on the waterfront

On the Waterfront,
12x16 oil on canvas

Went out today to paint on the waterfront in the capital Port of Spain. The rains threatened but held off in difference to fellow artist Marsha Trepte and me. Was able to complete this beauty. It was good to be able  to paint out. the weather has been very unpredictable.
This piece is the fourth painting for the month  of August. Yes I know I haven't shown you the others yet but please keep following for peeks at the others.
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