Monday, March 30, 2020

Social Distancing

Hunkered down at home due to coronavirus with only grocery store visits allowed. Also we can walk and workout on our own and despite parks being closed, smaller beaches are OK for a quick swim. Every other part of everyday life is postponed. So, no outdoor painting group and have to work on other projects.

Top image is last outdoor session at Keauhou Bay. This is 8x10. 

I worked on 11 small 3x3 and 4x4 paintings for when the gallery opens again as these have been popular sellers at times. They are based on other larger paintings.

Another project I'm working on is paintings for some wooden screens I found at a garage sale. This one is four 8x10 panels across. I'm looking for a sunset palm tree effect. I have two more panels with 5 sections to figure out what to do with. 


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Going bigger outdoors

Started a 16x22 outdoors with a new 3 legged easel that attaches to the stretched canvas. Of course, the first thing I painted I wasn't satisfied with so I painted over it in the studio after scraping much of it off. Next time tried a more reasonable size of 11x14 and came out better the first try. Painting four times as large as usual requires some adjustments that I need to do.

Above is the 16x22, now a Captain Cook area scene. 

Below that is the 11x14 at Old Airport where I did my third "cloud scene". Some days the clouds are superb so I just do the sky and ocean and rocks in the foreground.