In addition to portraits, I have been struggling with a large painting, a still life. I've tried many different background (wall) colors, but nothing felt right until today, not even the artistically logical ones. I hope to post it this week. This painting (above) provided a little levity for me. This little girl could win a cartwheel contest!
I am enjoying this learning process of repeatedly painting skies and sea with a very limited palette; especially challenging are the grey tones. With warm weather flirting with us, I am hoping to paint at the Lake in the near future.
On Hilton Head Island, our group of artists rented a beautiful home on the ocean. This is a painting of the sandy path leading from the home to the Atlantic Ocean. The beach was pristine and we found many "treasures" to sketch. It is a very peaceful place.