Saturday, August 9, 2008

Amelia Island part 2 and fall paintings

This is SanJon Gallery in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Fl.
Here is the shot of Sandy Hinton and me in front of some of her wonderful works in her gallery I talked about last week. Sandy paints in acrylic and watercolor. She had a painting in the Tennessee Watercolor Society exhibit this year. I put links to her work and the gallery in last time. I hope to show a few tropical paintings in her gallery during October. Amelia will be a great place for the workshop. Lots of interesting things to paint!
I don't know why I couldn't load my photos last week, but I think the computer is trying to tell me something. I think I have every photo on it that I have ever shot with a digital. HMMM- time for a cleaning?

This week in the studio I have been working on fall landscapes. Never too early to get ready for fall shows! My concern has always been how to keep fall landscapes from looking like "Kmart", excuse me, but the contrast of reds, oranges, and yellows, with greens and browns can be too much. I credit Diane Johnson with getting me in the North Carolina mountains one fall to paint foliage. Her advice was to mix a complement with the colors. Since the sap is going away, so is the color, so you need to dull it. Only where the sun hits directly on upturned leaves would there be a brighter hue. I try to keep that in mind when painting fall scenes.
Get out and enjoy the summer while you can!
Durinda


3 comments:

Linda Blondheim said...

Durinda,
Enjoyed reading about your adventure in Amelia. Thanks for the cool paper you sent me.
Love,
Linda
http://lindablondheimartnotes.blogspot.com

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Hey 'Rinda!
Thanks for the fall color tip...I understand about painting 'for shows'. If for no other reason than it is a deadline...and it is nice to have some new stuff FRAMED! I find that I don't do as well when I have a deadline, so I'm wondering if commissions are for me. Working on one now, and it is kickin' my butt.

Vicki

Durinda Cheek said...

Thanks for your comments, girls. It is always fun to connect with fellow artists.
I look forward to hearing your comments about the multimedia board with gouache, Linda.

I take commissions myself, Vicki, and so does Linda. It keeps you stretching and learning. Good luck with yours!
Durinda