Monday, March 23, 2015

Melrose paint out Open Air Arts

Well as usual what I want to do and what I have to do are not the same things.  I wanted to use the pictures I took of the process of painting out in Melrose to do some step by step posts but I simply don't have time.  So I'll just post the paintings and maybe later I can come back and do some "show and tell"

 I'm putting these 2 together because they are the same painting shot in different light   The top is in the gallery with a mix of daylight and incandescent  The bottom is outside.  A warm and cool version. As is the case with all paintings, the light determines the colors you see   "behind the gallery  5 x 7 60.00 framed


I did 2 painting from the same value sketch of the same scene The one below was the first and is very thin paint. the one above is thick oil and wax . Both are on 8 x 10 panel and are selling for 175.00 framed
This one was more complicated than I thought it would be.  But I like the way it came out,.  It's the corner of "Quail and Park" oil and wax on panel 8 x 10  175.00 Framed

I started this one on the way home on the last day.  I was at the scene when I did most of the painting  but the sky was cloudless so I put the sky in from a photo of the same scene taken the day before.  "Wind and Clouds " is oil and cold wax medium an 8 x 10 on panel  and is 175.00 framed. One of the problems with paint outs is the speed at which everything has to happen.  I wasn't able to get a good shot of most of the work I did. this one is more saturated orange yellow in the grasses and foreground greens are not as gray.  The sky is about right.  They are all still at the Melrose Bay Gallery until the end of April.