Monday, July 11, 2022

Post 261: A Day at Blue Ridge Shores

Painting Name: A Day at Blue Ridge Shores

Thanks to photographer Peter Olsen for the use of his wonderful snapshots of his visits to Blue Ridge Shores in Louisa, Virginia and the influence for several paintings I have done of BRS. And thanks to the Beckett's at BRS for those boat rides around the lake on summer evenings with my mom, bro and sister-in-law.

SKU: A Day at BRS 7-27-22 B
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 24x24 Gallery Wrapped Stretched Canvas
Edition Year: 2022
Framed?: No
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What Brought About this Painting?

Growing up at BRS was a wonderful experience for the most part and I've written about that before, and it's quite nostalgic - every visit. I've had this painting in mind for awhile, and finally started it while in Richmond, Virginia - house sitting, dog and cat sitting for a cousin with my aunt. My cousin's husband has an art studio in the pool house (thanks for the use, cousin!...for the POOL and the ART STUDIO!) so I set up my canvas on the easel with my paints.

When I asked Peter for permission to use his photo of the old stairs down to the pier, I believe he said they are no longer there. Someone must have cleaned that lot up but the black and white photograph of them was definitely not only striking, but a long memory of life around the lake, from years ago, having a boat and skiing around the lake and more recently boat rides with the Beckett's and family.

Painting in Progress Images…

Watch the painting as it progresses!

It's coming along, more to go though! Stay tuned for updates.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - Now I think I can call this one done. Tweaked it and tweaked again.

July 27, 2022 2:30 PM and I continued to tweak

Not sure if I like the previous one better or not, as you can see, the water changed. One of those, "to tweak or not to tweak, that is the question". Ugh. 

July 31, 2022 7:33 PM What can I say?


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