Keep forgetting to post new paintings and although I have more to photograph I also have a file with paintings already photographed and unposted.
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.
Some boat paintings from plein air Tuesdays. All are oil paint on panels.
The little white boat was at Shephards Park in Stuart, FL.
This is Jocko – he’s retired at the Indiantown Marina, Indiantown, FL.
Little sail boats at the sailing school next to Indian Riverside Park, Jensen Beach, FL.
This boat is named “At Last” and is anchored at Sunset Marina in Stuart, FL.
There are many more Tuesday paintings that I haven’t photographed yet. But here are a few that have been just waiting to be shared. My computer was totally out of order for awhile, so I’m still trying to catch up.
Recently we, my plein air group, went to the Indiantown Marina. I had no idea how interesting it would be since this was my first visit there. The marina is mostly a boat yard, with rows and rows of dry docked boats. The boat I painted was called Topaz. I took pictures of many other boats and hope to paint them in the future.
C is for Cat!
B is for Bear. I’ve decided to start an animal alphabet.
Another plant flowering now.
Happy Fourth of July!