Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Some recent work from earlier this month.

This first group are field studies that were painted in early May in Sarasota, FL on a short weekend painting trip. We found that our cold northern blood is not so fond of the HOT midday of Gulf Coast Florida. So the painting was best in the morning or afternoon. The rest of the time we did a lot of looking and exploring. Including spending several hours at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. The grounds there are spectacular to see and to paint.

The last painting is now in Charleston, SC at Coleman Fine Art. It is a studio painting of one of the bridges at The Magnolia Plantation in Charleston. Another spectacular preserved garden, like the Ringling grounds, that is a treat to see and paint.


'Botanical Gardens' oil, 10x8 © Marc R. Hanson 2010


'Pair of Paired Palms' oil, 8x10 © Marc R. Hanson 2010
Try saying that 20 times fast!!! This was painted in Myakka River State Park. Alligators...need I say more?


'Lido Beach Park Trees' oil, 10x8 © Marc R. Hanson 2010
There many racoons here. One was next to where we were painting and it was particularly bothersome. It kept coming down from it's palm tree and towards us. Very nasty looking critter.


'Springtime Walk' oil, 18x24 © Marc R. Hanson 2010
Just a pleasant spring light on the subject... wanted to paint it. Not to mention all of the gentle color and textures.

17 comments:

Mick Carney said...

A lovely set of pictures each with its own distinctive feel. Your control of edges and values seems to me to be the key to your ability to transmit reality in paint.

Leslie Saeta said...

Oh Marc, these are wonderful! The vibrant color accents really highlight your paintings. Now ... time to head out to visit us in the west!

Rusty Jones said...

Great group of paintings Marc.

ANGELINA GOMES said...

beautiful this paintings:)

Marian Fortunati said...

All wonderful but for different reasons ...
So varied ... WOW.
I agree with Leslie... come on out west!!

Jala Pfaff said...

The top one is gorgeous but almost shockingly tropically colored compared to your norm. :)

Do you not have raccoons where you live?

vinayak kurne said...

WOW!!! beautiful paintings...)

Elisabethbaysset said...

J'aime vos peintures !!!

bonjour de France.

Ed Cooper said...

Brilliant paintings, I love the way you have tackled the greens in the trees....getting that orange/green effect is really tricky...looks like you have nailed it!....great work

Carl Bork said...

Beautiful. Marc, what's your technique for making the pointy palm tree leaves? is it a one stroke thing or a few?

meaningful life said...

hi marc, i love your work. the you use the colors, just great. ben

SKIZO said...

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Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wow, Botanical Gardens is spectacular! What a lovely sense of light and color, makes me happy just looking at it.

AK said...

Brilliant work

Susan Roux said...

There's such a wonderful atmosphere in this painting. Very well done!

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Hi Marc, I enjoy your blog very much, your paintings are wonderful. I'm missing your posts, hope everything is okay.
Joan

lisa geiger said...

we went to myakka when my youngest son was 2. i hated it, cuz i was sure those gators were looking at him and thinking, "lunch."

your paintings are lovely!