5 x 7 inches.
I’m always attracted to the sun dancing across the water and have numerous pictures. This is my attempt at capturing the dancing light sparkling across the lake.
5 x 7 inches.
This is a 5x 7 study for a 30 x 40 painting. My inspiration was the path around Lake Lynn in Raleigh where I walk. I liked the play of light and shadows on the path which is strewn with leaves and pine needles.
My daughter was traveling again and this is from one of the reference pictures she sent me from Kauai. 5 x 7 inches
The Raleigh Greenway is accessible behind the NC Museum of Art and while walking one day with a friend the shadows called to me to grab my iPhone and take a picture. This is the subject of today's painting. 7 x 5 inches.
Every time I'm at the Raleigh Rose Garden, I'm attracted to the fountain and on a recent visit got some nice pics of the statued nestled in among the greenery. This is my interpretation.
5 x 7 inches.
There is a beautiful tree at the NC Arboretum and it is the subject of today's painting. I paint a lot of trees but always struggle so I thought it would be good practice. It's harder than it looks. I try to start by looking at patterns of light and dark and paint the shapes and hope that it starts to take on some volume. It doesn't always work, but, as Bob Ross used to say, "Everyday is a good day when you paint!." For me that is so true.
7 x 5 inches.
Pulled out a picture of one of the many canoes you'll find tucked away in the woods around Lake Lynn. I see them all the time, but rarely on the lake. I must go walking at the wrong time. 5 x 7 in.
I came across this picture in my reference photos, but can't remember whether someone sent it to me, I bought it in a group of photos or I took it, but I liked the late day look of it with just a sliver of sky and light coming in through the clouds. 5 x 7 inches
I stayed closer to home for today's painting. I live close to an area of Falls Lake in North Carolina where there is a swimming beach. I wanted to give the impression of people enjoying the afternoon in the sun. 5 x 7 inches.
I hate it so much when life gets in the way and I can't paint. I want painting to be my main focus, and one day it will be again, but for right now, it is what it is. I will continue to paint as often as I can and not be too hard on myself. I was excited to have some free time last night, so I went to my photo library...
My underpainting for this picture ended up with some very strong lights that I really liked, so I developed this scene with that in mind. My vision was the early morning light hitting the mountains. I was more interested in painting the light, then accurately rendering the landscape. 5 x 7 inches.
I'm an fine art artist in Raleigh, North Carolina. I need a paintbrush in my hand to feel complete and I invite you to follow me on my art journey. Everyday brings new ideas and projects... there simply is not enough time... On December 1, 2012, I joined the community of artists who paint a painting each and every day. I haven't been able to keep up with the daily painting, but I'm trying hard to keep my paintbrushes busy.