April 2nd on the beautiful Cane River near Burnsville, NC. It was a cool crisp morning about 10am the water was a deep blue color as an elderly couple planted potatoes in the distant field.
On April 10th I was at Germanton, NC for the Germanton Art Gallery's Painting North Carolina Plein Air Show and sale. I painted this one on Saturday about 11am back behind the Gallery. I titled it "Spring Light"
On April 13th I was with the Charlotte Plein Air Painters at the Charlotte Museum of History painting the Hezekiah Alexander Home. I was attracted to the warm stone face of the house and the dark bushes with mustard green highlights and the overall intense sun light.
On April 20th I was in New Orleans, LA with my paints. It was a bit of a dreary day and I wondered around a bit before I settled on this scene of colored patch work in the overcast light near Bourbon St. These by the way or nice homes in the French Quarter but residence must keep their shutters closed due to the the crime.
This is at Wing Haven in Charlotte. I along with other artists were invited by the Charlotte Garden Club to paint in the gardens as a part of their fund raiser on April 24th. This was the side door at Wing Haven. Here I wanted to capture the feeling of sun and shade.
Artists should never allow themselves to become static. We should always be learning and growing, a journey if you will. I have started this blog to share with my fellow artists and collectors some of the things I am experienceing along the way.
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