Sunday, December 02, 2012

Cardinal in Florida Winter

I painted this picture the other day at the open studio at Leslie's house. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but I loved the photo I took of the cardinal sitting among the oranges in my orange tree. I did a little play with special effects with the idea of using it for a Christmas card. Done on 9x12 Art Spectrum. A couple of the special effects examples:

Saturday, December 01, 2012

A Pastel Christmas

Today was the last meeting of the year for the First Coast Pastel Society. It would normally be a plein air day but we were not sure what to expect of the weather for the first of December, so we decided to meet at the St. Augustine Art Association for a holiday get-together breakfast, and then work on still lifes we had set up. Since it's heading for Christmas the still lifes all featured Christmas tree ornaments.

The weather was quite lovely in the morning and almost made us sorry not to be out in plein air, but halfway through the morning we had a rain squall pass through, which made the indoors seem pretty good! This is the painting I did, my usual 9x12 Art Spectrum.