Tuesday, November 3, 2009

So You Think You Can Paint

Friday the weather was spectacular. This island-like outcropping drew me down to the water's edge. To tell you the truth, it was after I got all set up there and stopped moving that I realized, I was floating~~~still moving. That's when I fancied the whole idea, like Monet... on a boat. In motion~ You painters probably recognize the movements of the "easel dance", the rocking back, the lean in, two steps back... do it again. The tune ~"I love rock & roll"~ became audible, as well as the lunch crowd gathering. As I glanced up to the balcony, I got that familiar comment, "You want me to smile? to pose?". So you know what happens when someone wants to enter my painting world. They have to start out as my photographer.
I just hope the judges didn't notice the "dingy" sign over my head all day. Other than that, I thought my performance down at "The Oar House" restaurant went pretty well.Florida Autumn, 9x12 Oil

20 comments:

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Haha. So you're into show biz now, huh? Well, why not? It certainly didn't detract from the painting which I find beautiful. I love the colors you brought into the palms.

Marie Theron said...

This is a lovely picture story.I have recently read about Monet on the water! I love the end result, the painting evokes the freshness of the day.

Maree said...

What a lovely experience Jill! What artists won't go through in their quest to capture the best - lovely painting.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

How exciting, to paint and float at the same time. Beautiful painting.

Janelle Goodwin said...

That sounds like fun! Painting and floating. I want to try that! Beautiful, fresh painting, Jill.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I always say that plein air painters are the bravest artists around. Not only do you have to contend with the spectators, but floating? I can see "the dance" in your photos.
The painting is stunning! An enlarged view really shows the thick paint and color...wonderful, Jill!

Chuck Dilmore said...

stunning performance, Jill!

love how you started at the finish...
which is lovely! and then pulled back
to reveal everything you encountered!

yeah... i'm pretty sure
those fisherman
were art connoisseurs!

beautiful work~
Chuck

artistamyjo said...

Love your art and your blog...........

Paula said...

Tee hee! We LOVE the Oar House, it's our favorite. I wish I had been there to see you, it's a lovely, lovely painting.

Amalia said...

Hello Jill, I love your plain air paintings, I found your blog through the Spanish blog of Ana Marquez, and I loved it. So I put it on my chosen blogs, I have talked about you, hope you don't mind, Thank you for inspire me.
Greetings from Cartagena, Spain.

Victor Errington said...

Wonderful painting Jill, also
lovely shots as usual. You are pluckier than me. All the best.
Vic.

Marian Fortunati said...

GREAT painting!!

Apparently the moving dock didn't affect you adversely at all!! You must have been channeling Monet!!

Gary Keimig said...

you did a very nice job on this Jill. Liked your take on the dingy. As I just posted on my last comment on my blog, it is the anecdotes of painting and research for paintings that makes this art life so much fun.

steve strode said...

Hi Jill, Really like the new one. So clean and fresh...almost taste the air. Steve Strode.

Karen said...

No, that is too funny that you painted under a dingy sign. I should have one to carry around with me in the city all the time.

It is a great painting. I don't know how on earth you can concentrate on your work with all those people around!

Jill Berry said...

Tropical Storm Ida is blowing rain in quite heavy squalls out my studio doors tonight!
I still have power, so I'm still connected to you...
and here appreciating the fact that you have read and related to my art experience,
and happy that you took the time to mention it!

Ana Márquez said...

I love the colors of this painting, it's very nice, like you. Greetings! :-)

B Boylan said...

"The dance and the dingy" are what come to mind for this post. Love this piece, Jill. It's spectacular!

Luzia said...

An really excelent work an a nice story! Yours Luzia

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

It came out very nice!