Thursday, December 06, 2007

Poinsettias, Plein air, Daily paintng by Fawn

"Poinsettias"
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
Sold
Tis the season! These lovely poinsettias were growing just below the crotons so I thought I would paint them too.
I love the wet-in-wet technique and the thick paint.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Crotons, Plein Air, Daily Painting by Fawn

"Crotons"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
Ready to frame
Thick paint, fast loose brush strokes, and bold strong colors! Went to Fort Pierce with my painting group and had so much fun painting out at Heathcote Botanical Gardens yesterday. These crotons were partially in the shade and the parts in the sun were just glowing!

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Kissimmee River, Florida Cabbage Palm, Daily Painting

Kissimmee River
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
Not Available


This is a painting I did last February. It never did seem quite finished. I was going through some of the older paintings and realized the palm needed a larger top. I darkened some of the clouds and added warmer colors to the whole painting. 


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This painting has been re-worked.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Winter Marsh, Egrets, Lake Port Florida, Daily Painting

"Winter Marsh"
9 x 12 inches
(ready to frame)
Acrylic on Hardboard
$675.00
I am still working on some things I was reminded of at my workshop a week ago. I used a reversed "C" shape to plan out the composition and I tried to use some less intense colors away from the focal point. I like the effect: as if the sun is trying to come through on the right and the birds are about to fly out of the picture!


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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Taylor Creek Too, Plein Air Painting by Fawn

"Taylor Creek Too"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hard board
This is the second in this series. I hope to go back and do a few more. I scouted out some more nice places to set up next time.
The lock is just off to the left. This is where Taylor Creek ends and joins the levee. Click on the image to see the birds hiding in the painting.

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Taylor Creek, Plein Air Painting by Fawn

"Taylor Creek"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
Ready to frame

Went out late this morning, and it was so hot for November! 85 degrees. But the wind was blowing and the sun light made everything easier to paint. I found a cypress tree to set up under and got two paintings done. Beautiful day.

I am working with some new colors. I also tried to make a plan and really slow down. So much more enjoyable. Things go much smoother if I don't change my mind half way through the painting!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Drifting, shoreline driftwood, Daily Painting by Fawn

"Drifting"
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on Mat Board
(acid free)
Ready to frame
I love drift wood. It reminds me of my grandmother who collected it for her flower gardens. I painted this from some photos I took last year. I like the movement in the water.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Paynes Prairie 2, landscape, Daily Painting

"Paynes Prarie 2"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
Not Available

This is based on the value studies from yesterday.  I tried to limit my values, which I don't think I managed so well, because I really like lots of contrast. I made the focal point in the distance, and tried to soften the foreground. It took a couple of tries, but I like the effect. No critters this time, just wanted to practice some of the new ideas in my head.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Paynes Prarie, Value Study, Plein Air, Alla Prima


Paynes Prairie Study
4.5 x 6 inches
Acrylic

Not Available

These are value studies I did at the workshop Saturday. We did about ten different exercises, not including warm ups. The goal here was to use limited values. The dark values could not be black or even dark gray, and the lights could not get very white. The color study had to follow the same values, only using color. I really liked this exercise, as it forced me to think through the whole process and not just slap it on in a hurry.
I plan to paint a larger painting of the color study and see if I can keep the subtle changes in value.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Paynes Prairie, Plein Air Painting


"Paynes Prairie"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
(ready to frame)

Went up to Micanopy today, just south of Gainesville. Had a workshop with Linda Blondheim. She is an excellent instructor. It was windy, cold, and absolutely beautiful. Don't think I even came close to the feast of colors my eyes enjoyed today. It was a fantastic day!


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Friday, November 23, 2007

Cypress with Crotons, Plein Air Painting by Fawn

"Cypress with Crotons"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
First time out in a long while. I started with just the crotons, at least that was the original idea, but the roots of this old cypress tree were just too interesting to pass up. They soon became the focus of the composition!
Have a plein air work shop tomorrow in Gainesville. Can't wait!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sandhill Crane, wildlife art by Fawn

"Sandhill Crane"
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on canvas panel
SOLD
This crane was the leader in a row of five. He kept stopping and looking at the others as if to say "hurry up!" They were not happy with me and my camera, as I kept following them around and taking pictures. Only got three or four really good shots. This is one of them.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Lake Side, sunlit shell, daily painting, by Fawn

"Lake Side"
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on canvas panel
NOT AVAILABLE
This is a fun little shell that was floating along and glowing in the sun. One of the shore birds here had just cleaned this one out.
Busy week, getting ready for Thanksgiving and all. Thought I would do a few small paintings this week. I may not get one posted everyday, but I will try. I will be out at a workshop on Saturday, so most likely wont have one that day.

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