Hold On!

6 x 6 oil on panel

Hold on tight! This little guy is new to the water!

When your glasses slide off your face, you know it's too hot to paint. I can only paint in the mornings these days. 

Beach Stroll

5 x 7 oil on panel

I'm thinking about my time on Hilton Head Island lately. 

A Day at the Lake

6 x 6 oil on panel

I'm enjoying just trying to capture gesture. Particularly children. I have a few more I'm working on. 

Summer Concert

6 x 6 oil on panel

This nice couple were sitting on the lawn waiting for a concert to start. I liked the curve of her back against his dark shirt. This was painted on a red ground and I found that mixing skin tones is much different when laying it on red. 

Lime Donut - SOLD

6 x 6 oil on panel

Pool time for this little girl! I loved the lime against the blues and turquoise and I had to give this composition a try. I painted this on a red ground. I'm not sure you can tell that because I covered up most of it. There are just a few specks showing through. 

Plein Air Workshop with Frankie Johnson

It's been a while since I've posted. Some family conflicts kept me away from painting for about 3 weeks. But I just spent this last weekend out plein air painting with Frankie Johnson and a very fun group of ladies. Frankie is a talented and giving artist and teacher. I was so lucky to get into this workshop with her. She teaches regularly out of her business Mainstreet Art Centre. And is also teaching workshops out of the Peninsula School of Art in Door Co., WI. If you ever have the opportunity to take a class from her, do so.

I had only been out plein air painting once before this workshop and I learned so much in 3 days! Above is my take home. I painted 2 paintings each day. I like some more than others. I also took a lot of photos for future paintings.

I also learned that I need to get an umbrella before my next plein air workshop in July. Does anyone have any recommendations?