Thursday, June 7, 2012

Here is my third plein air IMPRESSION from my Rockport adventure . IMPRESSION is the word for today. I just wanted to get down the feeling of a fishing boat. It is not exact and was done quickly but it does complete the feeling of the day I had at Rockport Harbor. When I look at all three paintings together the memory of the day is so clear to me. The wind, sound of the sea gulls, the people I spoke to as they passed by to see what I was doing and the wonderful time I had exploring the Rockport Art Association that day. I hope you enjoy this little painting and if you are interested please email me and remember you want to PRACTICE a SIMPLE IMPRESSION. See you back here in a couple of weeks as we are off on a hiking trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon. I am bringing my plein air gear along. Where I will PRACTICE SIMPLE IMPRESSIONS !

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rockport in Plein Air Continues

My first plein air adventure in a long time continues with this painting. I am practicing my new computer skills as well as photograph, load, crop edges, resize image and get my pic from camera to Adobe photoshop Elements 10 and then to my blog. Whew ! I am tired already. I am sure it will get faster the more I do it. Hmmm, just like painting PRACTICE Is The Word Of The Day. The more you try the better they will be. I have learned I can learn as much from a small painting as struggling with a big one so my goal is always 3 small ones when I am out on an adventure. Hey, if it doesn't work the first time let the paper dry and turn it over and do it a second time. That is the beauty of watercolor. I hope you enjoy this little plein air painting . These little studies are indeed my impressions of a wonderful day. If you are interested in this little painting please email me. Have a wonderful PRACTICE day and don't forget to SIMPLIFY.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rockport in Plein Air

Well as you can tell I have been on a time out. I wish I could say I have been painting more than anything else but that has not been the case. Yes, I have been painting but mostly learning my new computer and adobe program . I have spent lots of time organizing photos and did delete 10,000 photo's. It is a nice freeing feeling and one step closer to my goal of simplifying. I have also done some traveling in between. In life as in painting we do need to simplify otherwise we put in too much detail and make our paintings too busy. We put too much in our day and we are drained at the end of the day with little to spare for tomorrow. In painting we need to make hard decisions as to what to put in and what to leave out letting the viewers eye finish the painting. In life we have to also choose how we will spend the 24 hours we have all been given. I have enjoyed my time out . Taking time out to learn something new, getting organized, giving myself permission to read instead of paint. I have also watched many painting DVD's and read lots of painting books as well. I do feel refreshed and excited about painting on our upcoming trip to Zion an Bryce Canyon. I am bring my painting gear and hope to do lots of plein air painting . I hope you enjoy this little painting. I had a wonderful time painting it. Getting reacquainted with plein air and all that it entails. It was actually a very windy day in Rockport but I loved the challenge and was still excited about my adventure at the end of the day. If you are interested in this painting please contact me. Word of the day SIMPLIFY