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From left to right, these 30 x 24 paintings will be called BAIT STAND, BEACH TREE, BOAT DOCK, and BUOYS.
Here’s a photo of the four pictures I took in Cedar Key, Florida which are the inspiration for my newest series called “vacation!” (It really was this beautiful there in Cedar Key… you should visit, if you ever get the chance.) The next painting I’m starting is called “BOAT RAMP.”
DAY ONE: Here's my studio before I begin working on BOAT DOCK (Do you see the truck in the left window? They are building another house just up the street from us--Very distracting to have my windows facing all the commotion in this direction!!)
The first thing I did was start with the sky...
...THEN it started snowing. Greenville County Schools are closing at noon. DRATS. My fun/work is over... time to go pick up Nathan.
DAY TWO: I got a very late start today. Schools were on a two-hour delay, so I didn't get into my studio until close to 11 am (I was sidetracked in my kitchen when I got home at 10:15, as I had to remove the neck/giblets from a turkey I was roasting.) My realistic goal for the shortened amount of time I have left to paint today, is simply to paint the water in BOAT RAMP.
I painted lots of different blue lines on the angle the waves were lapping against the dock...
More blue strokes, then I start to blend them all together with a super soft large brush. I put tape on the area where the posts are so that I could blend the water better. It actually worked pretty slick. Why didn't I think of this trick years ago?
I'm done for the day. I'm pretty happy with the water. I'll probably go back and add some more waves once this layer is dry. Blue dries fairly quickly, which is nice!