here are two recent paintings. one is a yard in swansboro and i was trying to portray the backlit house and the way the light was bouncing all around.
the second was a commission where i painted the landscape plein air and then added the man and his dog from a photo many weeks later. i had to make sure the light was coming from the same direction, when i set up to paint, as the photos of the guy.
i love painting on Bald Head Island. its kinda tropical and has tons of paintings everywhere you turn.