My Paintings for "Paint the Town" were all painted in the great little fishing Village of Cortez. This is the beginning of the second of the three paintings I completed for this year`s event.
This was the first day of painting. I was only able to paint two days. I started this as my second painting on the first day and had to leave before it was completed. I usually finish these type of field studies in one sitting......especially a 9x12 like this one.
I returned to it the next day and completed it quickly. My time spent on this piece was about two and a half hours total. I felt it was going well enough to come back to this location and finish it. I`m glad that I did, because the painting was awarded a first place in the show. I was totally surprised, but very happy to be recognized in a group of wonderful artists. Every year there are some great paintings in this event.
All participating artists paintings are being exhibited at Art Center Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W Bradenton, Florida. 34205
Here is the Painting framed in the show. I`m sorry I had to miss the opening due to an unavoidable circumstance. It figures that would be the night I win a prize.
This was the first painting I tackled on the first day of the Paint out. It is an old derelict boat that has stuff growing all over it. I like old rusty, beat up, and weathered things like this.
We should have had nose clips, or something to protect Marilyn and I from the strong fish industry smell. It was pretty rough at this location.
I had good shade from a large umbrella.....thankfully. It was brutal that day. The heat was like mid summer. I thought we were supposed to get some spring weather one of these years.
This painting has very little rendered detail.