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, May 2, 2012
Down by the River, SW Paint-Out
No Wake Zone, 11x14, Oil.
I chose this site when I noticed the repeated arch of the tree mass.
A floating dock always adds excitement to your work day, especially when the impromptu wind gust has you holding down your gear before it all goes overboard! On this 3rd morning of the SE Plein Air Festival, it was "Down by the River" and I was in my element. Sunshine! And Water! : Favorable conditions for this budding artist. The Gadsden Art Museum advertises my floral themes. But, you and I know, there is water in about 98% of my paintings.
When I ventured out there for a varied perspective, I didn't notice the "No Wake Zone" buoys. When my work was done, bridge constructed, and time for a title --- I noticed them now! This one was fun to paint.