Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sherwood Plein Air. 5 o'clock Sun

I painted these two pieces plein air as quickly as I could to catch the shadows. The top piece is a view I have painted many times. I am just fascinated with this majestic piece of land. The bottom piece is of the little gazebo at Robin Hood Beach. It is unfinished because as I was painting, people kept parking their cars and golf carts in my view.Typical Sherwood, someone was having a party and using the parking lot so I had to move very quickly, which was kinda fun anyway. I will touch it up later using some photo references and try not to lose the color and spontaneity so I include it here as a "before". It was a beautiful painting day with great light and cool breezes. top 10x10in bottom 12x12in oil.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Night Sail

Walking along the Beach Road on the Severn just after sundown I watched this classic wooden boat sail slowly into the Idle River. 9x12 oil on panel