Thursday, September 29, 2011

La Jolla Cove

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I spent August in Carmel painting. However, after looking at all the paintings I did there, I felt each one needed a little "tweek". So this is a beach scene from La Jolla last summer. Even though the sky is a relatively small part of the painting, I wanted to make it interesting. I used a variation of color from left to right. I love doing these small outdoor scenes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

After a hard day of painting

After painting Chateau Julien Winery we had to sample the wares. It looks like we were really thirsty, doesn't it? These are some painting buddies who were able to join me in Carmel for a week.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Chateau Julien Winery

I spent the month of August in Carmel, California in order to do a lot of plein air painting. So you will see a lot of beach scenes and wineries on my blog. I was captivated by the light on the turret. I tried to emphasize how the shadow is harder closer to what is casting it and then gets softer as it goes away. Also, I wanted to show how all the green from the vineyard reflected into the shadow of the wall. I'm not sure this shows up enough, so I may concentrate on it more if I do a larger painting.