Sunday, October 30, 2011

Under Avon Pier

Under Avon Pier, 10x10", oil on board

I feel so fortunate to be working from the Outer Banks this week.  A refreshing change of scenery and subject matter.  I did a painting of the Avon pier last year from a different angle.  There is a wonderful, dramatic contrast between the white sea foam, the deep tones of the pier posts and the long shadows cast on a sunny fall afternoon.  I feel like I am there.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

White Oak, Horizontal

White Oak, Horizontal 24x36", oil on canvas

I completed this second white oak painting a little more than a week ago.  I worked with a red under painting on the trunk and layered with blueish grays that I mixed from cobalt blue, indian red, burnt umber & siennia... and white.  Some areas I splashed with violet.  The greens in the leaves are a mix of viridian green, chromium oxide and a chartreuse hue I can't recall the name for with cadmium orange blended at the edges.