Tuesday Paintings – Pastels!

It’s been a long time since the last post because I tend to get behind on the photography end of things. If the paintings are small enough they are scanned.

It seems that the pastels have been neglected lately, so after thinking about it, the issue was with the bulkiness. So going back to another post where I had evaluated the colors used in a plein air painting by John Pierce Barnes [https://doreenelepore.com/2012/06/02/john-pierce-barnes/]  I decided to expand on that selection of pastels yet keep it within this cigar box. The box is about 8″x10″x2″ deep. It’s lined with some foam that was laying around and there is another piece that lays on top to minimize the jiggling.

cigar box

Here is the palette that seems to be working for me.

cigar box pastels

This is working out great for plein air because it’s much lighter to carry and an added bonus is that I don’t get mesmerized by too many colors to look through for the exact right stick. I’ve been using my old half julien easel that holds a few supplies like a travel watercolor box and some brushes.

Here are the paintings that are done with this palette.

Savannah morning sSandsprit Park ssewells point 2 ssewells point sport st lucie botanical sSavannah ssavannah 2 ssandsprit scribble ssunset lake s

 

Tuesday Paintings Backlog

Keep forgetting to post new paintings and although I have more to photograph I also have a file with paintings already photographed and unposted.

white city park
White City – Oil
st. lucie river
Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens – oil
St. Christophers
St. Christopher’s, Hobe Sound – Oil
jupiter lighthouse
Jupiter Lighthouse – Oil
hutchinson island beach 2
Hutchinson Island – Oil
hutchinson island beach 1
Hutchinson Island 2 – Oil

Tuesday Paintings – of Boats

Some boat paintings from plein air Tuesdays. All are oil paint on panels.

Boat at Shepards Park

The little white boat was at Shephards Park in Stuart, FL.

Jocko

This is Jocko – he’s retired at the Indiantown Marina, Indiantown, FL.

sailing school

Little sail boats at the sailing school next to Indian Riverside Park, Jensen Beach, FL.

At Last

This boat is named “At Last” and is anchored at Sunset Marina in Stuart, FL.

Clouds

This summer my main interest was in painting clouds because that’s when they’re at their best here.

Thunder Cloud
Thunder Cloud – oil – plein air

painting

original painting

$300.00

rain clouds
rain clouds – oil – plein air

Bid on Rain Clouds here:

https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/805689

hot-and-hazy
hot-and-hazy – oil – plein air

Bid on Hot and Hazy here:

https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/805412

 

Clouds Over Indian River Lagoon
Clouds Over Indian River Lagoon – Oil – plein air

Bid on Clouds over Indian River Lagoon here:

https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/805413

Elliot Museum Show

Two of my plein air paintings were selected to be in this invitational show, which is already hung at the Elliot.

Elliot Show
Elliot Show
Elliot Show
 My paintings that are in the show:

 

Topaz - oil on board - 9x12
Topaz – oil on board – 9×12
Port Salerno - 9x12 - pastels
Port Salerno – 9×12 – pastels

If you are in the area, hope you get a chance to swing by. 🙂

 

The St. Lucie River on a Tuesday

These two plein air paintings of the St. Lucie River were done at the Veterans Memorial Park in Port St. Lucie, FL. One is smaller. I was on a huge boardwalk. Several other people painted from the giant size picnic pavillion. It was a breezy, pleasant day with jumping fish.

Partly Cloudy - 8x10 - oil on panel
Partly Cloudy – 8×10 – oil on panel
Chance of Rain - 6x8 - oil on panel
Chance of Rain – 6×8 – oil on panel

Plein Air Tuesdays

Here is a   plein air  painting recently done on a Tuesday, of course.

St. Christopher's - 10x8 oil on panel
St. Christopher’s – 10×8 oil on panel

This church is at the center of Hobe Sound, FL and is different on every side. So, I need to go back 3 more times at least to paint the whole church. It was a clear beautiful day and I was happy with this small charming painting.