Sunday, February 16, 2014

'Plein Air Paintings, December 2013'

It's been awhile since I have posted recent works. These plein air works were all painted during the month of December and the last week of November. Terry and I went up to Moonstone Beach, Trinidad California and painted each day with several of are painter friends. The weather was perfect each and every day, with sun, warmth and little to no wind. Not a normal winter for us. I love the winter colors so it was great to be able to get out so much. The rains have at last been with us for the past couple of weeks. I have been asked about my palette so I will list my colors here, from Titanium White in the front and moving left around my palette. Cad Yellow Lemon, Cad. Yellow, Naples Yellow, Yellow ocher, Raw Sienna, Transparent Red Oxide, Cad Red Light, Alizarine Crimson, Cobalt Violet Light, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue and Kings Blue. I also sometimes use Viridian Green and Cad. Orange. Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cad Red and Yellow plus Naples Yellow, Yellow Ocher, Kings Blue, Transparent Red Oxide and White would be the pigments I use the most.

Porter Paints Moonstone
oil on linen panel 11x14
Terry Paints Little River
oil on Linen Panel 5x7

Andrew Daniel Paints Moonstone Beach
oil on linen panel 10x14

Morning Light
oil on linen panel 10x14

Loleta oil on panel 5x7

Late Afternoon, Little River
oil on linen panel 9x12

Two Painters Paint Little River
oil on linen panel 9x12

Mad River
oil on linen panel 5x7

Moonstone Beach
oil on linen panel 12x16

Late December Light, Little River
oil on linen panel 12x16

Rocks, Mid-Morning, Little River
oil on linen panel 11x14

Little River, Morning Light
oil on linen 16x20

Moonstone Rocks
Watercolor 10x14

Low Tide, Moonstone
watercolor 11x15

watercolor 10x14

Rock at Little River
water 8x12


  1. Hey Jim just came across your documentary...pretty rad. You've inspired me. Once the snow melts here in Toronto I'm going to try this out. I know you're probably thinking paint the steps, its minus 20C...thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Liz Long Gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center in Chicago, Illinois wants to show your art! Our April 2014 exhibit, features artists from other states and other countries- it is national and international in scope; is looking for some great artists in far-away places. If you can get your art to and from the gallery, pay for your own costs, and make your own arrangements, get it to the gallery on time; you might be right for the art show. We want good art, will consider all media, size is limited to 32" in any direction including the frame! 1. send images of your art to curator now via email 2. be prepared to get your art to the gallery in April 2014 3. be prepared to arrange to get your art back from the gallery at end of May 2014.

    The curator will respond right away to your images and whether we can use your art in the show. It is free to apply and free to be included in the show. However, all costs associated with transporting your art is up to you. We are especially interested in showing art by outsider (self taught artists) artists and art about social justice issues. However, we will consider other art.
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  3. PRETTY paintings with so much light!!!

  4. Jim, do you use the same color palette for your watercolors as well? Or does the change in medium change the way you approach hue? Thanks!