Monday, 15 September 2014

Summer's End by Julie Riker

Where did the last month go? It's been so long since I posted here and now the summer is over.

8x24 oil

This past weekend I participated in the Chincoteague Plein Air event for the fourth consecutive year.
Summer's End was one of 7 paintings that I did during the 3 day event which ended in a Saturday evening sale.  I brought this unusual size canvas with the intent of painting a beach scene but decided to use it for the sunset on the Wildlife Refuge.  I had to work quickly to capture the changing colors in the sky.  It did not take long before it was too dark and I could no longer see my work.  As soon as the sun went down the mosquitoes came out and chased me away.  I finished the painting that evening in my hotel room.


I will be entering this painting in SVPAP's October show at Carlisle Arts Learning Center so you will be able to see it in person.
If you would like to see more of my work please visit my website

7 comments:

Cecelia Lyden said...

SO-O-O BEAUTIFUL-YOURS AND CLAIRE'S ARE 2 WONDERFUL POSTS ON OUR BLOG.

Tatiana Myers said...

Terrific work, Julie! I'm with Cecelia _ You two with Claire did soooo well!

Julie Riker said...

Thanks!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Impeccable Style!

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Sue!

Debra Kreiger said...

Beautiful Julie!! Love the colors..

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Deb!