I usually manage to work in a couple of paintings while on the island and this vacation was no different. The first painting focuses on some palm trees which I have somehow avoided until now. They're extremely fun to paint and they're everywhere you look so it's about time I included them. We stayed at the Hotel Galvez, a 1911 gem of a structure that has withstood several storms - including a massive one in 1915, and more recently, hurricane Ike. That's the hotel in the background.
|Palm Trees at Hotel Galvez - 12x9 oil on canvas panel|
My other plein air was from underneath Murdoch's Pier across Seawall Boulevard from the Galvez. That's the Pleasure Pier in the distance. While I was painting this, a small boy was standing behind me observing what I was doing while his mother was frantically apologizing for his intrusion. I guess I must have looked like a homeless person living under the pier, painting to make ends meet.
|Two Yellow Chairs - 12x9 oil on canvas panel|