Friday, March 26, 2010

My Neighbor's House

For Christmas my husband got me a series of plein air painting lessons. Our group met on Sunday for eleven weeks and painted all over San Diego. I loved the experience because I had done very little painting outside my studio. I will definitely take the class again but I feel I must go out and work on my own for awhile to see what I have learned so far. For my first subject, I chose to paint the house across the street from us. I'm still a little shy to stray too far away from home but there are plenty of opportunities very near me to paint which will give me some experience.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Industrial Buildings

There was something about this industrial city scape that appealed to me. I wanted to capture the look of two proud old buildings that had seen years of service. I enjoyed the painting process on this 8x10 canvas.