Summer is still here. The showers we had have passed and it's just hot, with mosquito's, but the wind keeps them at bay. Really liking these umbrella scene's they are just fun and trying to get that light effect of bright sunlight hitting the white sand is becoming a favorite.
September 12th I will be teaching a workshop on painting the outdoor still life. We meet at the Galveston Art League. Sign up 11am - 12pm. Cost is $60 each. The workshop will be from 12 - 5pm with a break. To sign up for the Outdoor Still Life Workshop call 409-939-9638.
Bring the following:
Oil paint: White, yellow, orange, red, blue, brown Optional: light green, light blue
Medium for thinning paint
10-15 brushes, small to large flats long handle.
rag/paper towels and plastic bag
(1) 11 x 14 canvas
3 small sized gessoed/canvas panels keep them all the same size. Example of sizes 6x8, 8x8, 8x10
1 palette knife, about 1" long blade
Bring two different fruits, plus one other colorful item like cup etc.
I love painting seascapes, so I thought I'd get back in the groove again. Here's a scene of waves in the channel from the ships as they cruise by. They can get pretty big up to 5'+ in the Intercoastal Water Way at low tide. In fact there's guys that run Surf Trips. This view here is looking towards the Gulf of Mexico, an early morning break in the weather on the rocky shores on the East end of the island. The waves can get big all of sudden as the shoreline is quite steep.
The clouds came in droves today. By the time I made it to the house, geared up, and setup hear, fickled in my view. They were in numerous numbers further to my left but, to much of a change in values etc to add lib here. So, I picked what fell in view. The one on the left the biggest of the bunch was falling further to the distance. No photo of the setup this time, forgot mem card.
Tip: don't stand in the grass in one spot for to long, ants in this dry weather.