So I said to myself "Self"------ do something that will make you feel warm!! One of our mottoes while on our RV Journey is "Follow the sun & find the beaches!"
With that in mind, and the fact that at the beginning of our Leg #1 Journey we will be stopping in South Carolina for a week and couple that with we will be in Florida at some point, I came up with my painting direction for the morning.
The title of this piece is "Sunset Palms" - it is 10 x 8 on canvas panel done with spontaneity in color and stroke.
OK - let's begin! First thing I do is throw some color on the surface to represent palm trunks and draw a quick line for the sandy area as well as the horizon. This as you can tell is not BRAIN SURGERY!!!!
This will go quickly as it is only 10 x 8 - so the next thing I do is throw some more paint onto the surface - hopefully in the right places so the scene will start to develop and show signs of the sky at sunset time. You will notice that I bring some of the orange color down onto the beach area as well as into the ocean area. This is called ------ of course ----- reflected LOCAL COLOR. The sky no matter what color will always reflect onto the land below it.
OK - time to throw in some color to give the indication of the ocean as well as the sand on the beach which of course is where the Palms reside! :>)
Some refining of the sky-ocean-beach-palms and we are making PROGRESS!!
Sorry for the BLUR - as I've mentioned before, my camera is a cheap point-shoot-pray!
I guess I forgot to pray! :>)
Time to finish this up - as I say it is not BRAIN SURGERY - it is a small painting to make me feel warmer on a rather cold day here in Santa Fe NM
I'M FEELING NICE & WARM!!!
Now a couple of close-up for my AN-------- whoops almost used the word ANAL - glad I caught myself - because I promised I would try very hard not to use the word ANAL!!!!! I'm a man of my word - even if I have to be ANAL about my promise!!
OK "ATTENTIVE BLOG BUDDIES" who want to know
HOW HE DO DAT
Hope you enjoyed this quick little demo and I hope it brought some warmth into your life ----- of course our good friends Nacny & Wayne in FLORIDA do not need any warmth - LUCKY BUDDIES!!!!
Take care and until next time - put some sun screen on and enjoy the painting!