Sunday, August 17, 2014

Floating Under the Clouds - Original Oil Painting of Boats - Yacht Art - Sailing Art - Living Room Art - Family Room Art


"Floating Under the Clouds" | 8" x 10" | Oil on canvas panel 
©2014 by Kim VanDerHoek 
This was painted on location during the week-long Just Plein Fun event on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California.  The event is an invitational outdoor (plein air) painting event arranged by Debra Huse Gallery. The show features work by 13 artists who painted on the Balboa Peninsula over the course of a week.
This is the first painting I completed for the week and it came together very quickly in spite of the sprinkling of rain that came down while I was working. Fortunately, it was a very warm morning and the light shower cooled me off. Since I work in oils my painting wasn't affected by the change in weather and the rain only lasted a short time. I was out the door before dawn hoping for some dramatic light on the island and since a rare storm had just passed thorough Southern California I found the sky was filled with clouds as well. Calm water made for bold reflections and when I spotted this group of boats I set up me easel and went to work. 
The Just Plein Fun Exhibition and Sale will run through Sept. 1, 2014. 
Debra Huse Gallery - 229 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA