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

Garden Pond - 10x8 - gouache on panel
Garden Pond – 10×8 – gouache on panel

This painting is a bit different for me – done in gouache on a panel called “Aquabord” made by Ampersand.  I laid out my colors on a wet paper towel on my oil palette/easel so they wouldn’t dry out. Then I used both painting knives and brushes to paint. The nice thing about the gouache is that it can be reworked by rewetting, it dries fast and you can mix watercolors in if you are missing a color. Since painting this I’ve used just white gouache with my watercolors in my sketchbook and really like that effect too.

If you want to frame without glass you can coat with Renaissance wax, an archival sealer.

The location was Shadowood Farm in Palm City, Fl.  Its an organic farm and everything is grown in raised beds.  [Rabbit prevention] Next time I go there I’ll try to paint the garden but this time I couldn’t resist the pond.

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.

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