How are you spending Islander Day?Just checking in to see what your plans are for Islander day.
Girls on the Beach is a painting I did some time ago.
I was walking down to the beach at Twin Shores one windy day and came across three little girls playing in the waves. It was a painting I just had to do.
The original was sold to a lady in New York. (prints available).
How are you spending Islander Day?
I hope you are healthy and happy during this long weekend and able to spend time with family and friends (safely). It is my hope that by next summer, some of the restrictions will be lifted and we will be able to have visitors and family here to spend some quality time together on our beaches and bbq's.
In the Studio
I am trying a few different things in my studio these days. I recently completed two whimsical paintings and may try a few more fun ones like this just to loosen up my painting.
Tips for the Artist in You
Simplify your painting. Simplify what you see when you are painting.
Light and shadow are even more important than color.
To simplify, break down into light, medium and dark.
A tip to do this is squint your eyes when you look at the subject you are going to paint. This way you will see light and dark values more clearly.
Another tip is to have a black and white photo of what you are painting. This will really show the values.
Most Recent Work
Here is a peek at my new painting that I just finished. 'Footprints in the Sand'. A special beach along the North Shore of Prince Edward Island. The warm sand looks like a wonderful place for a stroll. It is a 11 x 14 oil on stretched canvas ready to frame.
It has been nice chatting with you. Take care and enjoy your weekend. Talk to you soon. June