Thursday, September 29, 2011

Coastal Light and Calm



6"x6" oil on gessoed masonite archival panel

"Becoming inspired requires that you be curious about, and attentive to, feelings that emerge to help you reconnect with your original self." - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer


This summer I've been doing a lot of exploration in subject matter, size of paintings, and added another color to my palette that I haven't used in over a decade. But I take the advice of "notice what you notice" (what do you really love to look at?)- and I have the good fortune to have done a lot of painting from life this summer!

I have always sold my plein air works as finished paintings, they are usually gone before I even think of using it as a reference in the studio for a larger, or different sized painting. Listening to Dyer's advice about becoming inspired made me realize I had already done just that. I love the big abstract shapes in nature, the effect that light has on color...that changes each hour, each minute of the day.

Making this little gem available before I take on a big one! This painting is available from my DailyPainters.com gallery (check out Newest Paintings) or contact me here.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Roxanne, it's just one gem after another. Beautiful and glowing color harmony and as always your textures and brushwork are wonderul!!

October 1, 2011 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Diane you made my day! thanks so much! I've been doing some hiking lately to scout out more accessible places to haul the paints to! :-) Trying to get in as much painting time outdoors before the cold weather comes in another month or so!

October 1, 2011 at 7:26 PM  

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