The reality of the early morning sun (“intercoastal sunrise” day 4 & 5)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI finished my sunrise! This has been a very stretching landscape project to work on. Mostly because the lighting is so different in the early morning compared to the mid-day skies that I normally paint. The inner struggle I’ve had all week was this: “Do I paint what’s shown […]

Making a fence appear (“intercoastal sunrise” day 3)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCYesterday I talked about having to make a conscious effort to ignore the negative voices in my head while working on a commission. Well then on this particular day of painting, I had a voice in my head that I decided NOT to ignore. The voice of my husband. […]

Hmm…I think it’s turning out. (“intercoastal sunrise” day 2)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCEvery artist I’ve ever talked to agrees. It’s so much harder to paint a commissioned piece than just a painting you feel like doing as part of your body of work. The voice of the client is always lurking in the back of your head, saying “that is NOT […]

How am I going to paint a sunrise? (“intercoastal sunrise” day 1)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCMy assignment for last week was to paint the second of three oil paintings I have been commissioned to do. In the previous week I completed “milk can” and then this past week I completed “intercoastal sunrise.” Two paintings down, one more to go! All three of these paintings […]

Painting “pear orchard”

The pear trees were covered with fluffy white blossoms for a couple of weeks. I just had to capture their beauty so I created a large painting with a row of pear trees. This artwork is called “pear orchard.”