We spent last week in Ft. Lauderdale and the contrast of the sky against the white low-rise buildings near the beach always catches my eye. I have several that I would like to capture - this is my first.
I spent the weekend in a wonderful 2-day workshop at the Rockport Art Association led by Nancy Colella. The theme was 'one-hour' painting - creating a painting quickly and loosely. I so enjoyed learning from Nancy, getting my darks in rapidly and dark enough to set the value tone for the painting. This one was my first on Saturday from a still life set-up. I was pleased with the process and the result!
Starting over. It is difficult to begin again. Once a nearly daily painter, my 'real work' as a college administrator has seemingly taken over and so there has been a span of over a year with painting being sidelined a bit. However, it is always nice to have a fresh start. With good intentions and lots of new paint in my studio I am moving forward. This little piece is one that I painted last night and I offer it to you as we all dream of beach days to come.