Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Small dunes

Well I had time for another small 8x10 acrylic this morning. Pastels are my first love, but I've been having a lot of fun with acrylics lately. They go much faster than pastels, especially when you are trying to keep things really loose and impressionistic. When a small painting only takes 20-30 minutes it's not too hard to keep up with a one-a-day schedule. A few days I've even done 2-3!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Small sketch - Club Continental

Today the Art Guild of Orange Park had a plein air day at Club Continental. I stopped by but just had my sketch pad with me, so did this 5x7 sketch using my colored pencils.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Still small

Still working on small acrylic paintings. This is my effort for today, a beach with some coquina rocks. This one is also an 8x10.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Painting small

I've hardly done any painting since breaking my wrist last summer, so for the New Year decided I should try to do more. I've been working on some small acrylics since, if smaller, I can do more of them! These are the ones I've completed so far, none with titles yet.

  Egrets: This one is an 8x10.

 Flamingo:This one is 4x12.

 Moonlight: This one is 5x7.

 Heron: This one is 8x10.

 Cardinal: This one is 8x10.

 Oranges: This one is 5x7.

 Marsh sunset: This one is 4x12.

Beach Sunrise: This one is 4x12.

Lots of fun! I'm looking forward to more smaller ones.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Backyard Treasures II

The previous pastel, "Backyard Treasures", was done in order to enter into a prestigious art show the Art Guild of Orange Park was having at the Thrasher-Horne Gallery. I was not crazy about it however, and didn't think it was show quality, so I decided to try it again, this time in acrylic, and see what I thought of that. This is the result, also 11x14. I was not crazy about this one either, but like it better than the pastel.

So in the end I entered them both in the show. Surprise! This one was juried out and the pastel was accepted into the show. You just never know.