Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sea Wall at Antibes

This is another painting I was dissatisfied with. I think it benefited from some touch-ups and glazing.

I started this painting on a chilly morning in Antibes, racing the changing of the shadows. Finally, worn out and hungry, I packed it up and left it to be finished later. Since getting home, I've been working on it. Another look at it again tomorrow and I'll decide if it's finished. And yes, the Mediterranean is really that color.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cote d' Azur trip

I just returned from a plein air painting trip to Cote d' Azur (beautiful) and wish I'd simply left the paints behind and taken more photos. With all the insistence that you HAVE to paint plein air to see the colors, I found that I actually had a hell of a time seeing the colors on my palette and canvas well enough to have any idea what I was doing. Had I worn sunglasses, all the colors would have been contaminated. Without them, I was simply blinded by so much light.

In 10 days, I started but did not complete, 4 paintings. But I had a great time and will finish at least a couple of the paintings from photos I took. So, no new paintings to post today.

Thursday, October 8, 2009