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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A New Day...aka Change Your Palette, Change Your Life!

"A New Day" 8" x 6"
Oil on Board
After two days in a row of scraping off my plein air attempts (including one fitful scraping which resulted in "a new painting shirt", if you know what I mean), I feel like I had success today. 
This time it was different.  For one thing, I picked a better location.....quiet, peaceful, some overgrown grass, foliage - not all manicured.  Second, I just worked smaller....8"x6".   Third, I changed my palette!  I felt like I got a new pair of shoes or a new haircut or both.  I used Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, Indian Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Transaprent Earth Red and Titanium White. 
Did I say the weather was perfect?  The weather was perfect!  What a pretty morning and I'm so glad I got to enjoy it painting and not scraping!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Marsh Reflections" - Show at Renaissance Gallery - Northport, AL

"Marsh Reflections"
14" x 11"
Oil on Board
This recent piece is one of several new works just delivered to Renaissance Gallery in Northport, Alabama, for a show I'm having that opens this Thursday, April 4.  The reception is from 5:00-9:00.  If you're in the area, please stop by!  Northport is a beautiful place, very charming....the perfect strolling and walking and shopping kind of town!