Tuesday, December 16, 2014

On the Farm

I'm late in posting this painting but I wanted to share a plein air painting I did a couple of months ago. I've been very busy these last few months but I'm grateful I found a little time to sneak away and get some plein air painting done.

"Farm Tractor"
11 x 14 - oil on canvas
$160.00 (unframed)

I headed out one Sunday to The Guidry's farm searching for subject matter to paint, with Lucy in tow. They were cutting rice on the farm at the time, so there was a tractor up in the front of the property...perfect.  It was a little windy that day so I setup under a tree for shade and positioned my car to block the wind.

Lucy loved the fresh air and getting out to enjoy nature. While we were there she spotted a huge egret (which was bigger than she was) and had lots of fun running after it.  I'm so sorry I didn't get a photo of her doing that but I guess I was having too much fun watching her.

This painting may be purchased from my website www.mariarandolph.com

Thursday, December 11, 2014

View of the Pond

This painting is a view from the pond area in River Ranch, Lafayette, Louisiana and is also painted from Google Maps Street View.  I love being able to position myself in the spot I choose.  I can then look at the panoramic view and get a feel of the area...all from the convenience of my studio.

For this painting I toned my canvas, drew in the major shapes, then applied a very thin coat of local color with a palette knife.  I then added darks and lights, adding details as the painting progressed.

"View From The Pond"
24 x 24 - oils on gallery wrapped canvas

This painting can be purchased from my website. (www.mariarandolph.com)