Wednesday, July 8, 2009

And Ice Cream Castles In The Air, Oil, 6x8

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Today started foggy, rainy and gray. And... then the big dark clouds drifted away and left these puffy, creamy clouds in a beautiful blue sky. So I took Paco out to the front yard and plunked down to paint this little painting from life. One lone sailboat (guess everyone else is at work) danced back and forth in front of Gould Island. After many interruptions (Paco found a dead mouse, he got himself practically 'hung' on his leash, he ran around my easel and toppled it) I finally came up with this. Paying a lot of attention to deliberate brush strokes, color transitions in the water, the sky and the two islands (the big piece of land in the background is Aquidneck Island), and in the clouds. Happy enough, considering how many times I had to jump up... Pin It

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful and great composition. Is this your summer home? How nice to be on the water! Love it.

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  2. Thank you Debbi! Summer & Winter. Glorious in the good weather... can be a bit scary in storms! I wish you all could visit & bring your easels & we could have a big old painting party! Maybe someday ;)

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  3. Love painting clouds we have big skies and rolling fields here in Ayrshire great too paint. You've captured these perfectly :)

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  4. Nicely done.
    Used to see this from my kitchen window when I lived on Main Road, Tiverton, always lovely.
    Peace,
    len

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  5. How great to have this view....lovely scene and great capture. they are few and far between this summer....

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  6. Love the creamy clouds. Saw Colin Page's show in Philly. So great to see his work in person.

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  7. really nice!

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  8. Fabulous painting Kelley! Lots of little distractions...lol... but you did a great job!

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  9. Kelley, beautiful view! Beautiful delibearate brushstrokes! I'm envious of your location! How wonderful to see this gorgeous seascape everyday! Let me know when you "big, old , painting party" is happening, I'll be there!

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  10. Love your big sky and those fluffy clouds. This has such a freshness to it. Love everything about it!

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