September is great painting weather in Northern California, and I am hitting the road with my paints! Next week, I will be a "celebrity" plein air artist and on the awards panel at the Mendocino Open Paint Out. But first, I am headed to the Knowlton Gallery in Lodi, California for the opening of the group show "Bouquets: Gardens, Farmer's Markets and Floral Still Lifes." If you are in Northern California, this gallery is well worth a visit , and it would be terrific to see you there at the reception: Saturday, September 7th from 1 - 4 p.m. The show will hang until September 28th. Here is a slideshow preview of the five paintings I will be showing. (Note - if you are reading this post in a feed reader, please click through to the actual blog for the best quality images).
An example of the type of step study that will be featured in my new book, "Mondays with Camille" and Everything Else you Didn't Learn in Art School about Color," due out November 2013.
When I look at the sky/ground relationship, the sky appears to be lighter and warmer than anything on the ground. The light planes on a gray day are cool so the shadows notes appear to be warmer when you compare them to the light planes. The scene is backlit so the house is in shadow set against a bright sky.
Finished Painting: "Turning Basin," 9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas
"City Market" 11" x 14"
I was recently in Charleston, SC. Here are a series of paintings I did while I was there. They are currently on display in Galerie On Broad in Charleston.