Sunday, June 5, 2011

Back to fundamentals

Mangrove study, "Before the rain"
Mangrove study, "After the rain"

Mangrove study, Mangroves on a windy day"

Mangrove study, "Mangrove with distant sailboat"

This mangrove clump is not far from my house and I have painted it many times over the last 8 years. I feel my academic painting skills need reinforcement. Using oil paint I am going keep painting this scene stressing the fundamentals of the painting process. I am using a limited palette of colors and concentrating on light, value and composition. All of the above studies were done on location, en pein air,and they are all are 8" x 10". I'll try not to bore you with too many of them.


  1. Wow Maggie, nice Series! You make fundamentals look pretty interesting to me!


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