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

Maritime Forest
12×48″
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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Hunting Island Beach

Hunting Island Beach
5×7″ Oil on gessobord
©2013 Lucinda Howe

This small painting is based on a trip to Hunting Island last winter.  I used a limited palette of burnt sienna, burnt umber, ultramarine blue and white to evoke the quiet deserted beach.

 

 

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Winter Beach

Winter Beach

Winter Beach
8×10″
Oil on gessobord
©2012 Lucinda Howe

Continuing my experimentation with oil paints, I signed up for Mary Gilkerson’s Stucture and Surface workshop to learn more about solvent-free oil painting and techniques using painting knives.  Since the weather has been so warm here, I was drawn to a photo of Hunting Island beach from a trip in February for a cool foggy atmosphere.  The color scheme is neutral to emphasize the value structure.  This piece was created using an warm yellow ochre acrylic underpainting.  The oil paints were applied with painting knives in thin layers without any solvents or mediums.

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Maritime Forest

Maritime Forest
12×48″
Mixed media on cradled panel
©2012 Lucinda Howe

 

During a trip to Hunting Island a few months ago, I was fascinated by the way the maritime forest changed from dense forest to driftwood in a short distance from the lighthouse to the eroding beach.  For this studio painting, I combined two 12×24″ gessoed panels to create an exaggerated horizontal format to illustrate the progression along the path.

The technique was started as a black drawing using a combination of soluble and non-soluble drawing media (graphite, charcoal, black marker, watercolor pencils).  Matte medium was brushed on to soften the watercolor pencil and seal the drawing.  Transparent acrylic glazes added color for the top layer.   Finally, I applied a wooden cradle to the back of the panel, painted the edges black, and finished with two coats of acrylic varnish.

 

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Hunting Island Palms

Hunting Island Palms

Hunting Island Palms, Acrylic on paper, 5x7", ©2012 Lucinda Howe

This small painting was created on location at Hunting Island State Park.  I used a thin wash of gold and lavender gray to suggest filtered sunlight and trees in the background and painted the palms with opaque paints in the foreground.

This 5×7″ painting and others from Hunting Island will be matted and available for purchase for $45.00 at the Open Studio event April 21-22.  I hope you will put the event on your calendar and plan to stop by.

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Hunting Island Evening

Hunting Island Evening

Hunting Island Evening, 5x7", Oil pastel over acrylic on paper, ©2012 Lucinda Howe

This week’s painting is another small piece from a recent trip to Hunting Island.  I didn’t want to set up my easel because it was getting dark and it was quite windy on the beach.  So I made a quick drawing on a piece of watercolor paper previously painted with an orange underpainting.  After moving to a sheltered area, I used oil pastels to complete the painting.

 

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Hunting Island Path

Hunting Island

Hunting Island Path, 5x7", Acrylic, by Lucinda Howe

This small painting is from a wonderful trip to South Carolina’s Hunting Island State Park this past weekend.  It is painted on rough paper using fluid acrylics in a watercolor technique.

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