I also separated the photos of the paintings I did poolside from the 500 other shots I took. They didn't come out half badly.
SEE FOR YOURSELF. (The bigger blow ups are the ones I like, the smaller ones could be stowed away in a closet for me to find in my old age). I did strengthen some of the colors, for the better I hope?
|From the Sea to my coffee table.|
Over the two weeks, I did thirteen paintings all approximately 9" x 12", then cropped or not according to what materialized. That's not bad for someone supposedly taking a beach break. Needless to say, I got very little reading done. I just couldn't bury my nose in a book when there was so much to look at and enjoy. Each took an hour or more to do. I had to allow drying time to judge the values accurately. That's when I went down to the water's edge and hunted for sea shells while dodging waves. The conche is sitting on my coffee table now. I want to enjoy looking at it. It's hard to believe that that just came out of the sea.
|Beachwalk is my second favorite. I didn't ask Ellis what he thought--and|
won't ask him ever again.
|The first painting I did where I discovered I had different paints than I thought I did.|
|I did this view last year in pen and ink. The darks were very challenging.|
|For the hell of it, I thought I give these guys a shot. The guy sitting on the side of the|
pool looked a lot happier than I made him. I was still struggling with getting the right
consistency and values. His face looks like he may have had Montezuma's revenge, (which is not
a problem for American's in Cancun).
|This Kiosk I sort of like it reminds me of that program where|
the little guy kept yelling, "The Plane, the plane."
|You always had to have several bottles of water with you. Constant questions|
as we left the room each day were "Do you have the key? The water?"
|A red flag on a deserted beach says a lot about the strong rip tide in the Mar Carib|
|I couldn't get the violet just right. My colors were limited. I had to make do.|
|We had just finished moving from one hotel to the next where I|
painted this as we watched the rain on the balcony.
|I do love blue umbrellas. One of the thing I kept noticing, painting after painting:|
shadows are a lot darker than they read.
|The underside of these umbrellas could use some deeper shadows. It's a pleasant painting, nonetheless.|