Having some fun painting these surfing scenes. Playing with tone, warmth, contrast, sharp edges, lost edges, cool colors, composition all good fun. I've been listening to some Flamenco Guitar music while painting which kind of gets me going and enthused.
This is the only pic of me I have painting during the demo. Last Saturday was a lot of fun. We had quite a group show up even during all the rain we've been having. I want to thank all who came out, and enjoyed talking art and having fun. Here I am putting some strokes down on some foreground figures on the beach. Not quite finished with this painting yet and will post later on this week after noticing some areas that could be improved upon once I took a fresh look at it.
I have two of my Seascape Books on hand if you would like one email me. It has 64 pages full of my seascape paintings. The book is 8" x 8" and I just now realized that if you multiply those two figures you get 64, lol. More about the book on the link to the right of my blog. The book is $35 including shipping.
This is my first Diptych, two paintings that go side by side. Ever heard of a Triptych? Yes, that's right, three paintings side by side. Not sure if I will go for one of those or not. I tried to make these two paintings be able to stand on there own as separate paintings in there own right and I think I chose a scene that does just that. Obviously the top painting goes on the left side of the bottom painting. Also, if you don't know, Indo is short for Indonesia.
Had these awesome oranges today, my favorite to eat. So I decided to set one up and paint it next to the easel. I didn't add any special lighting and painted it as is except for the background which of course needed to be greatly simplified.
Had to toil away on this one. It started all from a simple sketch of a boat and some references of some water scenes all compiled to make this painting work out. Had almost two times I was about to call it finished however after taking a break and coming back to it I knew it needed more work. After halfway through I realized it was looking sort of similar to Edgar Payne's work and I mean loosely.
On Saturday December 21'st I'm having a seascape demo at the Galveston Art League. This is an Indoor event, no need for supplies just show up and enjoy the refreshments served. I'm painting an 18x24 seascape of Galveston and will take it from bare canvas to finished painting. I'll answer any questions you might have during the demo and after and feel free to chit chat and watch as I paint.