This iPad sketch is based on a satellite image of one of the islands offshore of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I think it’s Deer Island, but don’t remember for sure. Can anyone identify this for me?
Of course we have to include Ocean Springs, when we’re talking Biloxi. And here’s a beauty right near the beach on Jackson Avenue. Thanks to my sister Susan for encouraging me to capture it in my iPad series.
This iPad sketch is also based on one of the lovely Horn Island photos my niece Ceci made. She’s got a real eye, doesn’t she.
I’ve begun a new series of iPad paintings to reflect scenes of my native Biloxi, Mississippi and surrounds. This one is based on a photo made by my niece Ceci one misty morning on Horn Island. More to come.
I’m kind of a housebody (take after my grandmother Ceci), so I don’t often paint ‘plein air’. While my art buddies were out painting in the hot summer sun, I decided to paint what I see out of my back door window daily.
I’m thinking that lovely blue sky is too cheerful for the mood of the painting. What do you think??
Here’s another of my paintings to be featured at the Writers Center exhibit, opening in late June. A ‘plein air’ painting (done in the great outdoors) painted along S Street, NW, DC, in a workshop offered by Carol Rubin, another wonderful artist.
I’m honored to have been selected again for inclusion in the second annual Hill Center Regional Juried Exhibition. The judge this year is Philip Kennicott, Art and Architecture Critic for The Washington Post. Here’s my painting, one of 65 works selected from over 450 works submitted by almost 100 artists. I must admit – I was surprised!
Beautiful Memorial Day weekend, leisurely breakfast at the kitchen table, spotting a bird flitting away from the weeping cherry next door. Just had to do a quick celebratory iPad painting of the tree — now decked out in its full greens, beautifully offset by the juicy dark shadows under the flowing branches. Have a good, peaceful and remembering weekend.
Yesterday I read an interesting post by Daniel Gerhartz about the hubris of ‘needing’ to paint a grandiose image, while neglecting the “profound, staggering elegance of the subject right before my eyes”.
He’s talking my walk. I love looking at everything in my path. Right before seeing Dan’s post I had been mentally composing an image based on the condiment bottles before me on the kitchen table.
The sunlight was falling ‘just so’ on the tops of their caps, making stair-steps of light down through the bottles shaded by the window will. It would make the perfect line drawing or a juicy value painting.
And looking up and out the window I noticed that distant treetops were the same yellow-brown-green as my neighbor’s weeping cherry, now that its flowers had fallen. And gorgeous clouds were slowly sweeping across a strong blue sky.
In honor of Dan and the daily, I decided to grab my iPad and make a few sketches of the loveliness at my fingertips. I also took some pix of the stair stepping bottle tops — they deserve a painting on canvas!
This is based on a photo of our front yard after our wonderful Japanese maple has done its Fall drop. It only lasts a day or so, but what a show!!