Well, it was bound to happen and Summer officially arrived last Friday and with the longest day of the year on Saturday I decided to celebrate with non stop painting. I started in Mountain Park and ended up in my backyard about 24 hours later.
This first is 12 x 12″ view with a right to left composition (don’t like the other way around) of one of the two small lakes in Mountain Park. My emphasis was the clouds —if I have to tell you then it’s not too successful.
#2 Mountain Park 2PM. A 9 x 12″ view just to right of number one that I’ve painted several times but this one came out interestingly colorful and abstract. This was finished up about 4:30 in the afternoon.
Porch Sunset. After and early dinner I did this quick one of the wicker rockers lit up during the sunset. A bit shocking color wise and very loose for me.
#4 Solstice Moon. This is a nocturne of the moon as it rose over the dam in Mountain park. I have a headlight that allows me to paint outside at night. It’s still not easy but if you get your colors premixed before you go out it works out a bit easier. Playing around with pthalo on this and is a very, very dark green painting.
Summer’s First Day #5 Finishing up my 24 hour painting marathon is this view of the back yard. I think by now everyone has seen these threes and plants numerous times. But I’m glad to have such nice subjects just outside my back door.