Sunday, January 31, 2010

Morning in Eze

The above shows changes made with glazing at Edward Povey's class on color and glazing.

We went to the ancient walled city Eze on a beautiful October morning. Our group of artists comprised the total number of tourists for the first half of our visit, and the local shopkeepers were relaxing into their day. I painted this from a photo I snapped while wondering around. Since it is a walled city the tiny alleyways stayed in shadow except for the midday sun. The location of this cafe was one exception that allowed in slanting morning sun.

The painting is 16 X 20" on canvas board.

The Mediterranean from St. Paul de Vence

This is a little 5 X 7" watercolor I did from a photo I took walking back down to our bus from the old walled city of St. Paul de Vence. Even though the trip had seemed to take us far inland, we were actually able to see the Mediterranean from the higher elevation.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Inspired by Cezanne

5 X 7" watercolor I did last week while watching David Dunlop's Landscapes Through Time.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Laggo Maggiore View

This has been my project today. It's been wonderful to be able to spend so much uninterrupted time painting. The only problem is that the more I paint the more I want to paint. While driving to my day job, I'm looking at all the unpainted pictures and mixing the paints for them. I don't know whether I'll do any more painting on this, but will try to get a better photo. The natural light had gone and it's tricky to avoid reflections from the wet paints.

Stream Through the Trees

It's been a productive long weekend. I started this on New Year's Day and have been working on it off and on since.