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.

Another Tuesday painting

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.

Topaz - oil on board - 9x12
Topaz – oil on board – 9×12

Palm Trees for #WorldWatercolorMonth

July has been declared #WorldWatercolorMonth and it seems like a fun idea to me. I’ll try to post a watercolor every day in July but don’t know if I’ll succeed. If you want to join in or want to know more about it you can go here https://doodlewash.com/world-watercolor-month-july-2016/ on
Charlie O’Shields blog “doodlewash”.

Ranch Palms - watercolor
Ranch Palms – 5×7 – Daniel Smith watercolors on 140 lb. Arches Cold Press