Friday, August 28, 2009

Red River Beach, Harwich, MA

Went off with the group for some plein air painting on one of the best summer days. They don't get any better on Cape Cod. This is a very long stretch of beach with multiple jettys. No one was on the beach but the life guards were in their stands. I painted this quickly to catch the glow of the sky. It was clouded over 2hr later. It is a watercolor done on 300lb rough paper which is my favorite.
I have been doing a lot of painting but many have gone off to the framer before I took a pic. It is difficult to photograph when the glass is on. Today, I went to photograph as the framer was here and my battery was dead. The summer is quiet now and the weather so perfect, that I will be out early in the morning.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Line Wash with Watercolor

This is a quick technique. A pen and ink sketch done roughly and then filled in with watercolor. This is a familiar subject for me and I started with the sky but became engaged with a passerby. Time was running out so put the pen and ink on and washed in the color. It is a twenty minute painting. This is the type of painting you see on greeting cards or children's picture books. They love the line wash painting.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Birches Across the Street

There really are no birches across the street but the house was there and I wanted to show someone how to paint birch trees. It was fun. The weather has been like a steam bath here on Cape Cod. I have been painting but with no concentration. Lots going on with house guests and appointments. My show in Woodland is a success. I do have some other work that I need to put up on the blog.