Thursday, June 17, 2010


5x7 Oil on Canvas Board

This is my submission to June's challenge on Virtual Paintout. This month our visit took us to Hawaii. I wanted to simplify the scene and try just seeing shapes. I also simplified my palette and decided to try Kevin Macpherson's palette of ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, cad yellow pale and titanium white. There are definitely some changes I would make, but for what I was trying I think I succeeded. Click here to see some great art!


  1. Hi Linda, lovely job with these sailboats. I like how you have painted just the essence of this scene, the feeling really comes through without lots and lots of details. Very nice.
    I also like the longhorn cadillac! I'll have to check out some of these challenges that you are involved in . . . .
    thanks for mentioning them.

  2. Hi Linda,
    For some reason I haven't been checking out your blog knowing you were away. I love your tips on storing paintings. How lucky to be in Hawaii!

  3. I like your "new look" here on your blog..and your sailboats have a graphic quality that I very much enjoy! I approve very much of Kevin McPherson's palette. This came out great!

  4. Oh, someone mentioned the longhorn Caddy, that one reminded me of cross country adventures usually 9 days to visit granny on the opposite coast... I also like how you have distilled this dock scene with simply stated boat shapes. I don't feel bogged down with a lot of extra unnecessary marks.

  5. Yes, I like the graphics here-nice clear shapes and color that doesn't overwhelm, but still gives a sunny feel to the day.

  6. Linda, this is so amazing! It has a haunting graphic quality that i just love. The composition is as perfect as the palate. Great job.


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