Tuesday Paintings House of Refuge Beach

Last Tuesday, not yesterday but Tuesday of last week, we painted at the House of Refuge on Hutchinson Island, a narrow strip of land called Gilbert’s Bar. It was a nice breezy day and I decided to paint the beach instead of the buildings. The limestone rocks alone are an interesting subject. Even though I had time for a second small painting I still painted the rocks and ocean instead of the buildings. So here are mama and baby paintings from last Tuesday.

House of Refuge Beach - 11x14 oil on panel
House of Refuge Beach – 11×14 oil on panel
Mini House of Refuge Beach - 5x7 - oil on panel
Mini House of Refuge Beach – 5×7 – oil on panel

Met some friendly beach walkers and one dog that was mostly interested in digging to China.

 

Pearce Homestead Paintout

Back in November I went to a paintout at the Pearce Homestead in Ft. Basinger, FL. The property sits on the western side of the Kissimmee River. It was a beautiful day and there was a pretty good turn out as far as I could tell.

These two paintings we done from the dock of the boat house.

Kissimmee River - 12x16 oil on panel
Kissimmee River – 12×16 oil on panel
Kissimmee River Bank - 6x8 oil on panel
Kissimmee River Bank – 6×8 oil on panel

Vacation

Here’s what we did on vacation. Mokie was worried at first but quickly acclimated, especially at the hotels.  She even thought the elevator was fun in one hotel we stayed at. But she loved the cabin.

First of all, we had never been to Lake Lure, NC before and it is a really pretty place to go. We rented a cabin on the lake and even enjoyed the rainy days.

Lake Lure
Lake Lure – 9×12 – watercolor on Fabriano cold pressed paper

Above is a watercolor that I painted after we got home, but one of the following sketchbook pages is of the same scene that was done on location (as all the sketchbook paintings are).

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sketchbook-lake-lure-nc-1 – Pine Gables view from Canoe Rack – watercolor and ink

It was really thrilling to see this mountain the first thing in the morning. It’s a good thing I painted it then because the rest of the week it played hide and seek with me. One day it completely disappeared!

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sketchbook-lake-lure-nc-2 – Pine Gables – The Fishing Pond – watercolor and ink

This little fishing pond was next to our cabin.

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sketchbook-lake-lure-nc-3 – Pine Gables – The Duck Pond – watercolor and ink

The Duck Pond was sort of behind the Fishing Pond. The Duck Cabin is built right over the water. Most of the time that we were there, no one was in residence.

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sketchbook-lake-lure-nc-4 – Pine Gables – view facing SE near canoe rack – watercolor and rain

This is the same scene as the first picture posted. It was drizzly so the rain made some nice marks on the painting.

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sketchbook-lake-lure-nc-5 – Mokie on the couch – rainy day – pencil

Mokie was tired from all the painting and it was a rain day.

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sketchbook-lake-lure-nc-6 – Inside the Fishing Cabin on a rain day – watercolor and pencil

It continued to rain, so here is the kitchen end of the cabin.

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sketchbook-lake-lure-nc-7 – Pine Gables – View from the Meadow – watercolor and ink

There was a large meadow on the property and this mountain was usually visible. Across the roadway there was an area with pear trees and sometimes there were deer to bark at.

That’s all I was able to do there, but I did take lots of pictures and will be posting more from the trip – especially the Flowering Bridge.

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