Happy New Year!
Part of my New Year’s Resolution is to paint outdoors at least once a week. I did this one yesterday on a elongated panel. I decided on a vertical composition for this tree. As usual, I played with the texture and decided to leave the foliage loosely defined. Deciding what to paint once arriving to a sight can be challenging, but I always decide to go with the first thing that stands out to me, regardless if I find something else. I can always go back and paint the other subject. Sticking to the things we commit to and following through to the end is a good step towards growing deeper in our awareness of our surroundings. This approach also forces us to pay attention and question the things that initially capture our attention.
My family and I drove by a farm just 10 miles out of Savannah and could not stop admiring the orange fields. I am loving the changes in color during the fall.
I spent a beautiful day painting outdoors by Fort Pulaski. Once I got home I decided to play around with the boat, as i did not want the focus on the cargo ship.
I love to combine aspects of what I see in real life and making up the rest. I was not sure where I was going with this one in the beginning, so the road leading to another overlooking hills and trees is fitting.
Oil on 10″ x 8″ Panel
I wanted to create something loosely defined and highly textured. I am always attracted to the way the sunlight hits different objects in nature. This was painted in plein air at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge.