Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"Street Scene -Bagno Vignoni", plein air oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Street Scene -Bagno Vignoni", 8 x 10" plein air oil painting

This painting is on its way to Estes Park to be included in the Prelude Show for the Plein Air Rockies 2012 painting competition, which I will be taking part in again this August. The show is a wonderful one (if you are in Rocky Mountain National Park, be sure to check it out) and the painting competition is stiff. This year will be particularly challenging with my leg in a cast and on crutches!!

I am off for 2 weeks holiday at our family cottage in Ontario, and will be back Aug 4th. As we don't have an indoor bathroom, let alone the internet, I won't be posting until I get back!!! I have bought myself a palette and gouache to paint with while I am away, figuring that it is a little more portable and easier to work with. I love the look of gouache and I think it just might be a nice meld of watercolour and oil techniques. If anything good turns out, I will post it when I get home.
Have a wonderful rest of July!!

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Friday, July 13, 2012

"Castiglione D'Orcia Church", plein air oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Castiglione D'Orcia Church", 9 x 12" plein air oil painting
$250 unframed, click here to purchase
 Please Note: The prices on the Tuscany plein air work is a limited time special -I am putting together a show of my Tuscany paintings and any that are unsold from my blog will be framed and hung at gallery prices. 


This is my first plein air painting that I had to spend two days on location on to get it the way I wanted. Luckily both days were sunny! The light changes so fast and I knew that I wanted to capture the early morning sun shinning on the church. I took a photo but needed to really observe all the colour changes from life, as they just didn't show up in the photo. I am very happy with the results and am glad that I took the time to do it from life.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Poppy Heaven -Val D'Orcia" plein air oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams


"Poppy Heaven -Val D'Orcia", 6.5 x 12" plein air oil painting
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This is one of my favorite paintings from Tuscany! The pure joy of actually getting to paint these poppies from life after seeing SO MANY photos of them in every book and brochure on Italy was very cool, as is evident in the following photo :)

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Monday, July 9, 2012

"Castel Del Piano Bell Tower", plein air oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Castel Del Piano Bell Tower", 6 x 8" plein air oil painting
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This is a very common site in any small town in Tuscany. The first day we were in this town it was very cool and windy -I had taken mostly summer clothes with me and found a lovely second hand store to buy some long sleeved shirts. This day was an absolutely gorgeous day and when I hit the old piazza, I fell in love with this view. I anticipated the direction of the light and painted this as the sun was making it a reality.

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