Saturday, August 25, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
This is my second one, a pochade box by Open Box M. I bought the lightweight tripod from a friend who bought a bunch of them off Ebay a long time ago. It cost me $15.00. It has a quick release mount so it sets up in seconds.
The first palette bit the dust so I made another. It's a bit smaller than the original, which fit so snugly that in humid weather I had a hard time getting it out of the box because it would swell. I tape wax paper to the palette before I lay out my paints so it makes clean up a lot easier. Wax paper is somewhat porous, so some paint residue does get through.
Recently I bought a Coulter Plein Air System so that I could paint larger pieces outdoors but have to admit I haven't used it much.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Oil on panel, 8" x 10"I was painting on the bike path one evening and had packed up to go home. I was stopped dead in my tracks by the sight of this house. I looked at it for a few seconds and thought, should I or shouldn't I, because I knew the light would only last a couple of minutes. I decided to go for it, dropped my backpack on the ground, set up my painting gear (love that quick release tripod and pochade box), took a quick photo for reference, and practically threw paint at the panel.
I ended up reworking the house somewhat from the photo, mostly to correct architectural details. I'm pretty happy with it, maybe I'll try a larger version.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
While on Cape Cod for a few days I painted these little cottages at the top of Corn Hill (another place you want to get permission before you paint). One of the few places on the Cape where you're up high and have a wonderful view.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Saturday morning Mike and I painted in Barrington along the river. Very hot and hazy. The color in the original is a little pinker and softer than this.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Painter Mike Rooney stopped in East Providence on his way to Cape Cod this weekend and I had fun showing him how beautiful the East Bay area of Rhode Island is. We painted this view of Pomham Rocks lighthouse from the grounds of a condominium complex. If you want to paint there, be sure to get permission from the board of directors first ( :