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     I showed you the start of my newest painting.  I have done some more work on it and have made a few changes.  I didn't like the way the water covered most of the canvas, especially since I am going to have some people in the foreground.  SO,  I moved the water back and enlarged the beach area and made the beach go further back into the background.  Then I worked on the clouds, water and added pink and yellow to the sky, water, and beach area.  This gives the painting cohesiveness, in other words, if you have pink in the sky, it needs to be elsewhere in the painting also, etc. I used turquoise deep and vivid lime green for the water, then added white.  I wanted the water to be fairly calm and a happy color.  I added a lot of white, tinged with yellow and blue to add water movement. I also added dark blue under the white on the beach along the waves to make them jump off the beach.  It adds dimension.  I love the people in the background, and I'll most likely add some more, we'll see though.  I also glazed the left beach where it meets the sky so to make it recede even more.  You glaze by taking white, greying it some, and thinning it down well.  Then with a very dry brush, scrub it onto the canvas in circles without stopping until you are happy with the results.  It dries quickly so don't stop until you are done, otherwise it will be blotchy!   In case you noticed the little light spot on the beach, don't worry, something is going to cover it up!

     Well, here is the next showing...  I have been very busy, not painting, LOL,  so it may be a few days or so before I can get back to it, but I WILL get back to it!!  Thanks for looking!


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     So I wanted to come up with a new series that I thought would be popular.  I decided they needed to be large and showy, but not too complicated.  Since we live in a tropical area, I came up with the idea of "Looking Up", literally!

     I took some pictures of palm trees from below and began painting them in a simplified form on canvas that is 36 x 48 ( huge!)  I love it!  I only have one done so far, but I know that they will be popular judging from comments I have received on social media.  Of course I have photos below of the first ones for you to see.

     I am not the first person to try this, but mine are different from other artists.  Mine are just a little bit more realistic, yet still fantastic and fun.  Larger than life, so to speak in a painting.  I focused in on the area at the top of the trunk where the palm fronds branch out making the structure very strong and making it easy to see …

     It has been a while since I showed the steps I go through to produce a painting.  I am working on a large one right now, so I decided this one would be a good candidate to go through this process again for those of you that are not familiar with it.

     A friend posted a photograph on social media of a scene on the central coast of Florida.  I really liked it, so I asked her permission to paint it and she readily agreed.  This scene is of huge cumulus clouds over the sand dunes.  I knew I wanted to focus on the clouds so I chose a canvas that is 36 x 48 gallery wrap.  I have the photo below.  This is a really nice photo, but the painting will be done in lighter colors I decided.

     I painted the entire canvas a light blue for the sky including the sides.  After it dried, I went back and it was darker than I wanted (acrylics dry darker, remember) so I went back over the top third with a shade lighter…