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).
"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.
Here is a demonstration that I did at Weekend With The Masters in Monterey, CA. This is what Charles Hawthorne used to refer to as a “mudhead.” These were models, backlit against the ocean. The flesh was so dark that is resembled the color of mud. Hence, the term “Mudhead.”
I warmed up and lightened the ocean color to offset all the darks in the figure. My Model, Erin, is a silhouette against the water in the distance.