11x14 inches, Oil on Panel
At last, it looks as though springtime has graced our beautiful area of the Lowcountry of South Carolina!
The marsh area is beginning to show its spring colors, which inspired this painting. I was happy with the sky, using a limited palette… ultramarine blue, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light, and of course, white. I started with a tonal painting of transparent red oxide and established my darks and mid-tones. If only I could have remembered to take early photos of my process! Some of the underpainting shows through in the sky, which I love. The sky in the actual painting is quite soft, but it seems to appear more intense, depending on your monitor.
Tomorrow I am headed to Greensboro, Georgia where one of my paintings will be exhibited at The Magnolia Gallery, for the Women Painters of the Southeast 2014 show. It should be an exciting weekend, and I'm looking forward to meeting so many talented women artists from the Southeast. Have a great weekend, everyone!