Friday, December 13, 2013

Getaway to Zihuatanejo

"Fishermens Beach - Zihuatanejo"
9x12 in. plein air oil on panel

Just got back from a very nice trip to Zihuats on the pacific coast, in the state of Guerrero. It was fabulously hot! I completed the one above in one go the second day we were there. I did another one the next day but the result was a bit marginal so I scraped it. I like this one a lot though. The fishermen were really friendly to us but didn't bother us too much. We had throngs of tourists and towns people watching us from behind the bench we chose to paint from............... we ignored it all rather successfully and soldiered on. We plan to return in April when most of Donnas students are gone for a longer stay - can't wait!!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Back in Back Bay

"Back Bay Boats"
6 x 6 in.  oil on panel

We used to live in a small fishing village south of Halifax, Nova Scotia for ten interesting years. I had a bad cold this week and couldn't get out plein air painting, so I decided to re-visit the place - if only in my mind. I used to sail on this bay all the time, so it was a lot of fun doing the painting and I always did enjoy doing boats as a subject. So much fun it was that I think I'll make it a regular habit and probably take a painting trip back there when the weather improves - from what I recall that would be about June!