On location, out in nature, artist Jill Berry works with oil paint and a palette knife to produce her impressionistic landscapes. She shares insight regarding her INSPIRATION and INTERPRETATION of the local environment in NW Florida.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
There Are Places I Remember
"Grand Hotel, Mobile Bay", 16x20, Oil, SOLD. A couple of winters ago, I snapped this photo as our plein-air workshop took a lunch break. Thinking it might make a painting of a memorable spot, I used it as reference for a painting demonstration in Alabama at an art-event for snow-birds this winter. Then, just finished it on my new studio easel today.
Recently I shared the most delicious covered dish luncheon with "Artists by the Bay" at a gorgeous residence overlooking Mobile Bay. That's when chat of the oil-spill was still in the hopefully-it-won't-reach-us stage.
Back to the Grand Hotel in Point Clear: it's a beautifully landscaped luxury Marriott with spa. I got to stay there once, and remember- it was the day they dethroned the statue of Saddam. That was the news as I got ready to go out for dinner.