Seeking Solitude and being Inspired. – Video

Seeking Solitude and being Inspired. – Video

Find your inner artist and wander off the Beaten Track there is much to discover. Take in the views and enjoy the solitude.

Often its not easy to paint in such isolated places but with a little planning it can be very inspirational. This particular painting was inspired by an intracoastal view at Guana State Park, FL. Its a 2km hike to the beach and I love where the sandy beach meets the salt marsh teeming with life, the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve) is a dynamic, ever changing place with many interconnected habitats from the ocean to the forests.

One of 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves in the country, this landscape protects and provides for a great diversity of plants and animals.

This is a studio painting with reference sketches and small color study’s done on site. The process allows for some artistic license and play in the studio. As temperatures reach 100F in Florida, travel light and of course bring plenty of water.

The power of color, the composition, its a challenge when developing a painting. Remember these things by doing small color notes using pastel this is often more accurate than using a photograph. The beginning stages are often uncomfortable, then surely by surely the lens begins to focus.

See in this short video how a diptych painting develops. Each painting has stand alone but read cohesively together.

Claire J Kendrick is an artist whose paintings reflect Florida landscapes with bold, rich, beautiful colors. Collectors respond to the contemporary style and the expressive way in which she paints. The big open vistas and the marsh views that stretch for miles are favorite places to be.

Southern Shores Diptych 40×30 each

If you have a special view or place off the beaten track, consider a commission painting, I love to see how a plan can come together.

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