Tuesday, December 30, 2014
"Chilly in the Shade", 11x14, plein air, Bay Preserve, palm trees, Intracoastal waterway, Florida art
I haven't wirtten in my blog much lately, due to the busy Christmas season- spending time with love ones, shopping, eating too much, etc.
This painting was painted in early December, during a very chilly week by Southwest Florida standards.
It was painted at Bay Preserve during a workshop with the amazingly talented master impressionist, Lori Putnam. Lori's a hoot- she totally manages to balance the seriousness of painting with a sense of humor.
This was one of four paintings that I did during the workshop. It was done with a limited palette of Cad Yellow Pale, Cad Red Light, Permanent Rose and Ultramarine Blue. Lori uses Napthol red instead of the two reds I used, but for me, limiting myself to only 4 colors plus white was a stretch.
Here was my scene on that chilly morning:
Thanks, Lori! It was an awesome workshop!