Well most of the snow that SHAT upon us was melted today! We had a good 4 - 5 inches and the sun in New Mexico is just amazing. It did not rise over 28 today yet 90% of the snow is melted!
I did a very, very quick painting today - sort of a pan-o-ramic view. When we lived on the rocky coast of Maine, at low-low tide the clam diggers would come out and start digging for clams - these areas are call the "CLAM FLATS."
First - some Buddies have asked me what my "studio setup" looks like - so I took a couple of shots. Be it safe to say it is just a small space as our TINY UNIT 6 month does not have much space over all and of course we will only be here for 2 more months. My "studio" is in a corner of what should be the dining area and consists of my "home made" easel and a side table where I keep all the tools of "my trade." It may not look neat, but trust me I know where everything is - and I like the fact that it is within arms reach. So here are a couple of photos of my 4 square foot "studio."
The "Clam Flats" is 4" x 16" on heavy linen canvas paper - done very, very quickly wet into wet with lots of gusto
First we put in the horizon line. This one being a high horizon as the painting will depict low, low tide - meaning the ocean will be well into the distance
First I put in the sky
Followed by the distant ocean
As you can see - not much ocean as low-low tide is very LOW :>)
OK - I'm going to throw in the "Clam Flats" all in one swoop as it sort of needs to be modeled and stopping to take progress photos is not possible as I have to work very quickly wet into wet.
Being only 4" high by 16" long, a close up photo is not possible so this should give you and idea of the Clam Flats. Following is a closeup of a portion of the painting to show some of the loose detail.
Hope you enjoyed this demo and until next time - play nice.