Friday, October 16, 2009


Some pictures of nocturnes done recently..It is different trying to paint at night. Top pic shows the lED lights I use(Friend Martin took the picture with his cell phone...some new phone that will do almost everything including chop and dice). The lights are Mighty Bright brand. I believe these were made to be used by musicians. Eventually took some cadmium yellow orange and thinner and painted a thin layer over the lights to warm them up. Seems to have really helped.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Best Bet

My friend Martin and I went out last Friday to do our weekly nocturne. We ended up at Treasure Island Marina on Panama City Beach. I set up under a street light, which I soon regretted because of the flow of tourists. Martin was smart and hid at the end of a dock. I could hear him chuckle every time I became the center attraction. One guy insisted I look at 50 pictures he had on his phone of wood burning art. Next week I will hide.! I am still having trouble taking pictures of artwork and getting colors right. The orange in the hull is barely visible on the painting. In the photo it is way too chromatic.