Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This painting is filled with color! It glows with a soft orange light and is softened by blue shadows. I decided to paint a palm tree on the beach which would seem radiant with warm light as the sun started to set. The sand reflects color as well as the waves.
I put the same colors in the clouds. Orange and blue are good colors in a painting! www.judybatterson.com
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Perfect Day on the Lagoon, a Florida Oil Painting of Waves and Palm on a Balmy Day, by Judy Batterson
South of New Smyrna Beach and near Canaveral Seashore is Mosquito Lagoon. It's a boating and fishing paradise, dotted with
islands and home to wildlife. On a perfect boating day, the breezes blow and the sun shines while the waves lap at the shoreline. Flat boats are everywhere with fishermen waiting patiently. The painting colors here are on the cool side while still reflecting light.
The many layers of oil built up the texture of the brushstrokes. Light layers show the shallow water at the edge of the shore.
12 x 16" oil on masonite. www.judybatterson.com
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This is a 3 x 3" mini oil on canvas that comes with a small 5" easel. Just a fun way to use the oils that were left from my large painting that I just finished. The dark palm silhouette stands out against the bright colors of the sunset. Place it on an office shelf above your computer to remind you of your vacation! www.judybatterson.com
Saturday, July 10, 2010
The finished painting! This is the final sequence in a series of six showing a painting from start to finish. The burnt umber and ultramarine blue dark silhouettes of the cypress trees with aquatic grasses and reeds stand out against the bright setting sun. The shadows are reflected in the water along with touches of light. This is a 24 x 36" oil on masonite. And it's been a fun and challenging painting journey! www.judybatterson.com
Thursday, July 8, 2010
This is the fifth photo in a sequence of six showing a painting from start to finish. The farthest part of the painting is done, so now it's time for the foreground. This is the start of the large cypress trees in Blue Cypress Lake. From the viewer's perspective, only the dark sides of the trees can be seen when looking at the sun. The shadowy darks are not painted in black but done in a mixture of burnt umber and ultramarine with variations of added oil colors. www.judybatterson.com
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
This is the fourth photo in a sequence of six showing a painting from start to finish. Now that the sky and clouds are painted,
"here come the sun...little darling...sun, sun, sun, here it comes!" The sun and bright reflection of the sun on the lake are painted
in. The sun will become the focal point of the painting. The sun will also create the shadows of the objects to be painted in the
Monday, July 5, 2010
This is the third photo in a sequence of six that show the painting from starting brushstrokes to the finished work. Now the background of the sky and lake have been blended so it's time for the clouds. The clouds are alternating dark and light oil paint
which, when blended, will give depth and shape to the cloud formation. www.judybatterson.com
Saturday, July 3, 2010
This is the second photo in a sequence of six photos, starting with the first brushstrokes to the finished work. In this layer, titanium white blends together the various colors already laid down on the masonite. This helps to create movement and variation without having a flat background. I am working from the farthest point back to the foreground which is the last thing added.