Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Workshop Painting from Daytona Beach Art League Workshop

Here's another painting I did during the Jan. 19-23 Jane Slivka workshop. I used a photo of a tourist village in some great warm place, not sure where. I thought the mutli-colored roofs would be fun to do but found I had to revert to a black and white photocopy because the color of the roofs and buildings confused my own color sense. Dark/light, that was what I needed to focus on. There's more to do here, but it's fun to look at.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tim on the Beach

We're back in FL once again, sold the VT house and made the big move. This painting is 8x8", acrylic on canvas, painted from a combo of photos of Tim, my hubby, reading in a deck chair in Maine last summer, and a photo of the beach in New Smyrna Beach, FL where we live. I just took a workshop from a wonderful FL artist, Jane Slivka, who lives in Mt. Dora, southwest of Deland. She studied with Steven Quiller and Robt. Burridge so is a colorist and free spirit who paints luscious loose works: FL landscape and architecture as well as some Caribbean scenes. I love her painterly style.