Experimenting with the beautiful simplicity of a limited palette of yellow ochre, napthol red and cobalt blue. Love the colors and the harmony you get with a limited palette. Mine has gotten out of control with all of the earths grays and halftones I use.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Leon and I stopped along the way to Apalachicola in Crawfordville, FL where there is a super cool Ford truck graveyard. Legend has it that a guy who owned a Ford dealership would drive a truck for a while and then stick it in the woods, get another one and do the same. There were at least 15 truck there from the late 30's to the early 60's.
|Rust in Peace, 11x14, plein air, transportation, oil on linen, $800, SOLD|
Two weeks ago I loaded my car with all the painting gear a had plus an Aussie artist I had never met and headed to the Forgotten Coast Invitational Paint out for a little adventure.
Ed Cahill, a fellow plein air painter and Georgia introduced me to the Australian via Munich plein air painter Leon Holmes. Leon needed a ride to the coast and I had a big SUV and itch for adventure. Australians are know to fit that bill well. It was nothing short of an adventure.
Up before the sun everyday and home after dark... painting with the best in the country. What more could a painter want. Images of my paintings to come, but here are a few of the highlights along the way.
Leon gets credit for all of the pictures of me.
|Leon gets his sea legs back at the Honey Hole in Crawfordville, FL|
|Leon paints an old car at the Honey Hole|
|I paint my favorite old truck with a few additions|
|Leon wins the Quickdraw|
|We celebrate Leon's victory with some bubbly and his hosts, Pidge and Bill|
|My demo, Coming Together|
|Leon flirts with Morgan Samuel Price|
|The day before this beauty was bulldozed|
|Student Day, my favorite day, with my student, Hayley|
|Hanging out with Greg Barnes, James Richards, Mitch Kolbe and Leon|
|Painted this the morning we found the bulldozed boats... I couldn't paint there, so I drove up the road to find a better view.|
|We make a mess wherever we go.|
|Leon gets a great picture of my mustache|
|Painting at sunrise|