Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Waiting For Sunset"

"Waiting For Sunset"
plein air painting
8 x 10 inches
oil on board

The scene is downtown St Petersburg. This can almost be called a "plein-air sketch", as it was done quickly... in about 30 minutes. The light from the setting sun was changing rapidly and I wanted to capture the pre-sunset mood that first impressed me, rather than develop details of the scene.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"A Celebration"..Garage Mural

I just completed this mural here in colorful St Petersburg Florida. It's in a section called the "Old Northeast"...lots of quaint historic homes in a garden setting.

The challenge was to paint on the garage wall that was constructed with boards, so I used the horizontal edges of the boards to contribute to the lattice effect.