Monday, January 21, 2013

30 in 30, #19 – Up the Road

Up the Road, 6"x6", oil on panel
Well, it is a challenge to get a painting done when you are on vacation, especially when you are staying in a condo with friends and doing lots of other things. After sightseeing all day yesterday, we stayed close to home today. The guys wanted to watch football this afternoon, so I took the chance to paint a scene from our drive yesterday. Yes, the grass was really that shade of green; our winter rains and this week's warm weather turned the world chartreuse. IPhone photo did something weird to the sky color though.

I talked Leslie into painting with me, and she painted her first oil painting, using a size 4 filbert brush and a rigger. We improvised: her palette was a couple of paper plates, and her canvas was taped to a cardboard.

Leslie did a great job! Here is her painting; it is of the same corner of the Demetria Estate Winery patio that I did a sketch of yesterday.

Demetria Corner by Leslie Fagan, 5"x5", oil on canvas


  1. I love the greens in this one and the atmospheric feel to it. Great job getting these done while on holidays!

  2. I knew you'd bring back with you a new scene for us. It's lovely. And kudos to Leslie too.

  3. I have no idea how a person can paint while they are on vacation ... really. Even with all you have going on you are doing a wonderful job of your daily paintings. Your florals are amazing!!!

  4. Thank you Barb, Jodi and Nancy! It was nice to have an afternoon to paint. The landscape here is incredibly beautiful and makes me want to paint it all. I hope I'm bringing home a lot of reference photos.


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