Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jerusalem Marsh

I am posting today a painting that I just sold to a very nice woman who found me through my blog. She is from RI and told me she is sending it to a friend that once lived in the area. I had sold the original one months ago but she really wanted that one so I told her I could paint another for her. It is of the marshes down in the southern part of Rhode Island. The area is called Jerusalem. You drive down a road called Succotash to get to it. For those of you who have never heard of the word succotash it is a mixture of corn and lima beans. I love the names and the area and will never tire of painting it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quite Morning

The original of the above painting was done also on a workshop up in Maine. I admired the study so much I worked a more finished painting from it. Many times the one that I do outside will not be exactly as I want it to be so I either paint more into it or do it over. I think many Plein Air artist work this way. There are at times the perfect gem shows up and it is finished that moment outside. That is a pleasant feeling.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monhegan Fog

This painting was done when I took a Plein Air workshop on Monhegan Island. I was painting at a small beach in town during a very foggy morning. That was the actual color of green slimy stuff.