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Old Barn, Lake City

Old Barn, Lake City 9x12" Oil on panel ©2014 Lucinda Howe

Old Barn, Lake City
Oil on panel
©2014 Lucinda Howe

ArtFields in Lake City was a fun weekend.   Click here to see the prize winners.  I didn’t win a prize (this year),  but I had a good time watching the portrait competition, looking at the art, and dancing at the awards party on the green.

In spite of being awakened from a sound sleep at 11 p.m. by the fireworks, Barbara Yongue and I got up early and were painting at this old barn outside of town by 8 a.m. Sunday.   We were attracted by the morning light illuminating the odd angles and surrounding spirea and honeysuckle.  A perfect spring morning like this is what plein air painting is all about!

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Maritime Forest 12x48" Ink, graphite, and fluid acrylics on cradled panel ©2013 Lucinda Howe

Maritime Forest
Ink, graphite, and fluid acrylics on cradled panel
©2013 Lucinda Howe

ArtFields in Lake City, SC opens this Friday, April 25.  Please look for my painting Maritime Forest at Southern Distributing, 111 N. Church Street.  The painting was inspired by the landscape at Hunting Island, SC.

At Hunting Island State Park, a short path from the lighthouse to the beach traverses a drastic change in the landscape.  Lush semi-tropical palmettos and pines thin out and tilt oceanward as tides erode their root systems.  The boneyard disintegrates in the sun, returning to earth.

Walking this path, I felt it represented the ancient life/death/life cycle.  I was inspired to create this painting in an exaggerated horizontal format as a walking meditation on the life cycle.

I began by combining two gessoed panels to depict the linear left-to-right progression of the path.  Using a combination of ink, graphite, and watercolor pencils, I made a black drawing with visual texture. I brushed on matte medium to soften the watercolor pencil and added color with transparent acrylic glazes.  Finally, I applied a wooden cradle to the back of the panel, painted the edges black, and finished with two coats of acrylic varnish.

If you like my painting, please vote for #909587 for the People’s Choice Award.  Thanks for your support!

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