Thursday, September 10, 2009

Northern Coastal View

This past week, I've been working on (among other things) this 11" by 14" studio piece, "Northern Coastal View". I began with a "transparent wash" of color, diluted with varying amounts of turpenoid to arrive at the correct "values". When I was satisfied with the placement and values, I applied pretty generous amounts of oil paint with more confidence. This is a cool trick I picked up from Robert Watts, and I intend to use it and explore it for everything it's worth!
12/09 This piece won Third Place at the San Clemente Fall Judged Exhibit!


  1. Wow...wish I had a bigger house and a bigger I could buy ALL your paintings! I really, really, like what you do with a brush, Rita. I could look at this one all day.

  2. "Northern Coastal View" received 3rd Place for "Landscape Painting in Oil or Acrylic" at the San Clemente Art Association's Fall Show! Show will be up until October 29th. I will be working at the Gallery next week-tuesday, September 29th! Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: San Clemente Community Center, Calle Seville & Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, CA. Call: (949) 492-7175.