Sunday, March 23, 2014

Frond Shadow

Frond Shadow
Oil  8" x 6"
$100.00 + $10. s/h
I loved the way the palm fronds created almost abstract shadows on the sand.  After laying on the beach, reading and continually looking at the shadows, I realized that a painting was right there in front of me!

I have 2 plein air set ups.  This is an 8" x 10" Open Box M.  I use this when we fly somewhere.  (I have another larger set-up for car trips.)  For this trip we each had 2 carry ons:  a small suitcase with our clothes and I had a day pack (on the back of the beach chair), with my painting supplies.  I use a tripod that telescopes quite small, a limited palette (6 colors + white) of water based oils, canvas paper which I pre-cut to 6 x 8 1/2 (so I have a little room for tape), and a 6" x 8" Raymar panel carrier which normally holds 12 panels, but I've cut it down to hold 8 (that takes up less room and the water based oils dry fairly quickly.)  I include a TSA information sheet with the paints.  There is not a problem flying with paints in your carryon.  Paints are not liquids, they are like toothpaste, and they are not toxic.  I take 4 brushes and throw in a few paper towels to get me started.


Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Great idea and lovely painting. You have a fabulous life!!! xoxo

Sue Marrazzo said...


hmuxo said...

Beautiful shadows, Pam!... Our subjects are all around us!!

Dean H. said...

I agree, Pam! Shadows make great subjects as paintings! And they don't charge a lot for posing!
A very skillfully done painting.

Pam Holnback said...

Debbi, thank you. I count my blessings every day!

Thanks so much Sue!

Hilda, You are right. Every where we lo!

Thanks so much Dean. Yes, the shadows don't move too much, but...I was painting away on another shadow and someone moved their beach chair right on "my" shadow!! I didn't feel that I could go up to them and ask if they'd move out of the little bit of beach shade!! The problems of plein air painting!