Art (Almost) Every Day (10)

Jan 26, 27, 28

Went to a gorgeous beach yesterday, and Jen (who is much braver than me) did a piece en plein air………….that’s a fancy-schmancy French way of saying painting what you see while you are outdoors.

She chose a very challenging subject – a gnarled tree in the foreground, with surf (which is a really tricky thing to do) and sky in the background.  As usual, she did an awesome job.

j jan 27

I continued working on this one:

c jan 25a

Over the next couple of days, I patiently (yes, ME, patiently!) painted little bits, setting it aside to let those bits dry completely, and then painting more little bits.  I’ve got to say that I am pretty dang proud of my own bad self over this painting.

c jan 28a c jan 28b c jan 28c c jan 28f

This is a different style for me.  I first drew the scene in pencil, then re-drew it in indelible ink pen.  Only after that did I start painting.

While I was waiting for one bit to dry, I drew part of my lunch:

c jan 27

Jen did a Malasada.  I am ADDICTED to malasadas.  They are soft doughy sugar-coated fruit-filled doughnuts, and even just typing about them makes me drool.

j jan 26b

She also practiced clouds, and did a dramatic sunset:

j jan 28b j jan 28a

It’s crazy how difficult clouds are.  You’d think you’d just lay down some sky and leave some bits white – voila, clouds, right?  Yeah, not so much.  How about laying down sky and LIFTING the paint to make clouds?  Ha, as if…  Next time you’re outside, really look at the clouds and see just how many different shades of white, blue and gray you see………..

And lastly, she re-did the Palm-Husk-as-Umbrella in a smaller version for her journal.

j jan 26a

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3 Responses to Art (Almost) Every Day (10)

  1. Ev says:

    Love following talented women! Enjoy, create and live! And an early HBD wish 🙂

  2. Moe says:

    You gals are doing great. Really enjoy hearing about your latest. I too have been painting…kitchen cupboards.

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