Monday, July 30, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Scene in the Park

fish assembling for tic-tac-toe

Monday, July 23, 2012

Plein Air Class-San Elijo Lagoon

There was no sun at all this morning so everything looks washed out.  It would be fun to go back when there's sun and paint it again to see the difference.  The class is "California Impressionism" and this was my impression!

San Elijo Lagoon

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sketches from Canada Trip

I mostly sketched while waiting for ferries:

Ferry to Nanaimo

Comox Ferry Landing

Gibsons Landing


Shingle Mill Landing
Powell Lake

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Plein Air at Marion Bear

Started a plein air class this morning.  Never done one before. The nice teacher, Catherine Grawin, describes herself as an "oils vs. acrylics snob".  Seems like maybe half the class is using acrylics, including me.  After the introductions and lecture and setting up we had about an hour and a half to paint.  Next week we go to San Elijo Lagoon and get an early start.  I like plein air better than I thought I would. Especially the part about finishing a painting in one sitting.  Maybe I'll try the Golden brand  "open body" acrylics which are supposed to be more like using oils, with a smoother, slower drying consistency.  Here's my first effort:

Marion Bear Park

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Ship... always coming in

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Teacher's Choice

The class was titled "Toward Abstraction".  I painted with acrylics on a Frederick's canvas tablet and rolled the paintings up to pack them home, so they photographed a little wavy.  The teacher liked these best:  (So far they have no other titles.  Would you be interested in a contest to correct this? ;o)

Teacher's Choice #1

Teacher's Choice #2

The teacher, Suzanne Northcott, demo'd this beautiful nest in class

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sparkle Forth!

On my way home by train and plane all day tomorrow.  Home Sweet Holiday! Vacation was lovely.
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