Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Point

I love this part of Newport, filled with tree lined streets and historic homes.
This is Pine St, looking towards the water on a hazy hot afternoon. Took a photo after showing my plein air class my initial block in. Because the scene was essentially backlit, the form is not very distinguishable. That was ok with me as I was demonstrating value simplification.

8x10 oil on canvas

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Long Point Reflections

These afternoon reflections interested me, as did the the greenish brown color of the water, so different from the Atlantic Ocean colors. I wanted to show all the varieties of greens in the landscape and have the viewer swing from yellow tipped post to orange boathouse to red to orange canoe and around again! 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Chaumont Bay

A little cove in the bay where through the trees the sun lit up the opposite bank. That's the sweet spot that caught my attention. I sat up on the bank on flat rocks with the water lapping inches from my feet. 8x10