Art in the Open continues non-stop. Today we went to Ballyhack with East Passage right across the harbor via ferry. We had our first day of typical Irish weather, as they say it was a soft day but at times the rain was coming straight down and sideways. In So. California I use my 'brolly' to block the sun, not the rain. Today I was drenched from head to toe but I still got a painting done. Then came back to dry off, warm up and then off to Life drawing.
Day one of the Art in the Open festival. We spent the day at the sea in Carne. The morning was rainy and windy but the afternoon was sunny and blue skies. The painting below is from the afternoon, glare and sand included! After a full day of painting I went to a Life Drawing session from 8 to half ten, yes that's right, I said half ten just like the locals, who by the way are the most friendly people in the world. Half ten is also when the sun is finally down for the night.
This is from a recent trip to Sonoma - it was during a heat wave. To escape the heat, I took a drive over to the coast, to Bodega Bay and this is one of the many beautiful vistas along the 2 lane highway.
It was an overcast morning at Cardiff, just south of Swami's. I am still working with only red, yellow ochre and black (and white of course) for this small study. Keeping this simple and trying to catch the atmosphere of the marine layer.
Playing around with a limited palette of ivory black, yellow ochre and cad red light. As you will see below the pitcher is navy and the pear is more yellow green. I had to make adjustments, and although it's very simple I kind of like the harmony in color.
I started with a old used panel that I covered with a cad red light ground. From there I just worked with the values and the brushstrokes.
I started this a few weeks back and posted what I had here. I have wanted to get back to it to work on the highlights and edges. This is not out of focus, I worked on all of the edges many times, overlapping color, cutting through edges and color and going back into them, trying to deconstruct the painting a bit.