Sunday, September 25, 2011

Vacation Paintings

During our cruise, I was able to sit down quite often with brushes. I completed two actual paintings, did several exercises to work on technique, and also did a few quick watercolor sketches.

This is the best of the sketches, inspired by the first couple of nights on board under stormy skies. The remnants of hurricane Katia tossed us around pretty good.

Bar Harbor, Maine had lots of these little forrested islands. They gave me a good opportunity to practice my negative painting (indicating a shape by painting around it). Here, it's the lighter colored trees.

A buoy in Portland, Maine.

This painting was inspired by a lighthouse in Saint John, New Brunswick.