Sunday, July 19, 2015

Majestic Marsh

Majestic Marsh
30 x 30 inches on Gallery Wrap Canvas
L. Nickles ©2015

The marsh grass in the LowCountry is very green right now due to the abundant rainfall we have had.  Sometimes I get tired of all the green. So, I decided to use my creative license and paint the grass orange instead.  I actually like the contrast of blue and orange better.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Quiet Reflections

Quiet Reflections
24 x 24 inches, Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
L. Nickles ©2015 

I enjoy the solitude of early mornings, especially when I can gaze out over still water.  It's very calming to sit with my coffee and take in everything around me before the day unfolds with brisk activity. Where I live, temperatures will most likely reach the triple digits today. Whew, that is warm!  Where ever you are, I hope you are enjoying a good summer.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Local Color

Local Color
6 x 8 inches, Oil on Panel
L. Nickles ©2015

Our new home is still under construction, but it's getting there. Yay!   What I've learned about building a home, among other things, is that it is a full-time job.  So I paint when I can, but often there isn't time to finish a painting, even a small one, in one session.  Some days I don't even have time to properly clean my palette and brushes. Today I managed to complete this little one.  As we head into a holiday week, I hope all my American friends enjoy a safe and happy Independence Day!


Friday, June 19, 2015

Marshside

Marshside
9 x 12 inches, Oil on Panel
L. Nickles ©2015 


I never get tired of beautiful marsh scenes such as this one, and the coastal birds are a joy to watch.  Sometimes they will stand for what seems like forever, just waiting for a good catch.  I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze
10 x 20 inches, Oil on gallery wrap canvas
L. Nickles ©2015

This is another one in my series of beach paintings.  I'm having fun experimenting with different approaches.  For this painting, I used an acrylic underpainting. I used yellow ochre. I liked the way it peeks through, although the true color doesn't really show up in the photo.  I may go back and define the grasses a little more. I also love this cute size!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Beach Holiday

Beach Holiday
16 x 20 inches on gallery wrap canvas
L. Nickles ©2015

I'm a lucky girl to have a beautiful beach within minutes from my home.  Truth be told, I don't visit as often as I should.  But occasionally my husband and I will head for the beach early in the morning and enjoy a long walk.  My favorite time to go is Sunday morning, when many other people are in church.  I appreciate that quiet time before the crowds arrive. Whether you are heading to the beach, or taking in other activities, have a great weekend, everyone!