I painted two 9" x 12" paintings during our stay. I purposefully chose a smaller canvas because I have been struggling with my plein air paintings and it seem logical to go smaller and see if I could get better results. I'm not sure the strategy worked, but it sure was fun.
|Silver Lake Friday 9" x 12" oil on canvas panel|
|Silver Lake Beach 9" x 12 " oil on canvas panel|
I has spent so much time on the first painting that I was concerned that I might not have enough time to do another similar effort. Instead, I got the idea of painting the bathers and kayakers that had gathered on the beach across the lagoon from where I was already set up. I just suggested a background to save time and then set about trying to capture some of the figures and colors that made up the groups on the beach. It's a fun little painting done in about 1 1/2 hours or less.
It was a great day. Everyone had a good time and about a dozen paintings resulted among the five of us! Not Bad! Here's the crew....
|L to R: Ruth, Howard, Vickie and Yours Truely|
|Vickie Chew: Two beautiful paintings!|
|Julie Trail: 3 Large Paintings! Can you believe it???|
|Howard Rees: Two large paintings!|
|Ruth Andre: 2 beautiful paintings for the day!|