Saturday, April 21, 2007

Coastal Roasters, Acrylic, 11x14

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Gorgeous day yesterday, so I decided to try out my 'Holland' painting gear. There was supposed to be no wind, and the sky was almost purple it was so blue, so I headed across the street to the coffeeshop. After I was working for about an hour the wind kicked up, I mean really kicked up, and I was clinging to my brushes, palette, paper towel, as they were being tugged out of my hands. So I packed up and came home - and the wind died right down! This is not really a 'Daily Painting', but a plein air painting. Probably should have posted it in my Studio blog, but here goes.. I'm trying to be a little freer, not so tight or literal. Pin It

10 comments:

  1. love the painting,love that spot. Pass it onmy way to the beach. I like the addition of the people and the blues and yellow. what kind of easel do you use?

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  2. Good work Kelley! I admire that you went out and braved the elements-maybe there should be a painters bubble invented that we could stand in - of course a car would work too- but there is nothing like actually being there!
    Sally

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  3. Hey! I love the composition- you framed the sign just right!

    -conor

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  4. Ah, how well we outdoor painters know the wind. I think you did a great job and I'm inspired by your dedication.
    :D You go girl!

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  5. This looks great despite the wind!!! Colors are wonderful. The style is loose and artistic.

    (boy sometimes those word verificatons are hard to read!)

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  6. This painting has a great feel and sense of place - it reminds me of Long Beach, CA, where my sister lives and where my husband and I lived for a year.
    I love the yellow of the sign against that blue, blue sky!

    Congratulations on your Honorable Mention for the Ptown Perfection painting! (on your Inside Kelley's Studio blog) and have a great time in Holland!

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  7. Thank you everyone! I'll probably do many plein air paintings of this area, hopefully relaxing more and getting it the way I want each time. There's a funky little beach next door, should provide some good blog fodder!

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  8. funky little beach and a gas station with the best view in the state!!

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  9. Debbie, come paint with me! I live across the stree!

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