Saturday, March 24, 2012

Beach Combing

6" x 8"  Oil on gessoboard
In August 2011 my painting buddy and I went to a 3 day plein air workshop in South Freeport, Maine with Liz Wiltzen. It is absolutely beautiful there and it was hot. The above painting was actually from a photo (my friend Dawn took). She should have been paying attention to a demo Liz was giving but she was distracted by this little girl so intent in digging in the sand.

Walking the Dog

                                      6" x 8"  oil on gessoboard
Last November my friend Dawn and I went to Hilton Head Island for a painting workshop with Karin Jurick. The workshop was awesome and my fellow "classmates" were a really nice group of ladies.During this workshop I created several paintings. The one above is one of my favorites. While there we were recruited into the Hilton Head Gang. As a member, we went around the island, shooting pictures of unsuspecting people and pets. I love the way the woman and her dog are in step together and the play of the diagonal shadows on the walkway.