Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"St. George Island Sunrise"

"St. George Island Sunrise" 8 x 10 oil on linen 
Just spent a great week on the Gulf Coast of Florida, painting with fellow members of The Plein Air Painters Of The Southeast (PAP-SE).   I ended up staying in the St. George Island State Park, a magnificient and quite isolated park, some 9 miles long!  Here is a my plein air study of the rising sun, which only lasted a moment! 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

"August In The Italian Garden"

August is a wonderful month for the spectacular Italian garden at George Vanderbilt's home.  While on location, Tyree Purvis shot this photo of me working on a quick color study.

photo courtesy of Tyree Purvis /  To see more of Tyree's photography
from this day, check out his gallery:
And here is a shot of the plein air study, which I quickly did, with the intention of working it up into a larger studio version.
"August In The Italian Garden" plein air study 11 x 14 oil on linen

And the larger studio version, which is 24" x 30"

"August In The Italian Garden"  24 x 30 oil on linen  SOLD