Saturday, February 9, 2013

Painting Plein Aire and how colour influences us

Artist Mary Rose Holmes is cheerfully dressed for painting today

As our collectors and friends know, we  paint en plein air and we love fashion and colour.
Living on the barrier islands here on Florida's Gulf coast provides us with intense colour at certain times of the year.    This is one such day.   In looking at these images we have a question.  Does the colour we wear and the the hearts we meet influence our paintings?

He does not live here but fits in nicely

Original oil paining by Violetta

Spoonbill who is hospitalized at the Seabird Sanctuary

Violetta paints a garden

There are three of them and three of us.

Helen Tilston painting at Indian Rocks Beach

Original oil painting by Helen Tilston
Mary Rose chooses a dress

Original oil painting by Mary Rose Holmes
Hope your week is colourful


  1. Helen, beautiful color and even more beautiful creations. I love seeing all this color! So uplifting.

    Have a fabulous week.

  2. Y'all are just so talented. The colors here are stunning.
    Happy Monday.

  3. Hello Elizabeth @ Pine cones and Acorns

    Thank you for your uplifing and kind words.

    Hope your week is also very special

    Helen xx

  4. Hello Teresa at Splendid Sass

    Oh how kind of you to pay us such a compliment dear Teresa.

    It has been an exceptional winter here for colour

    Helen xx

  5. It is not the first time I visit your blog and I finally can tell you how I like it.I am wonding if someone could buy a painting via Internet...
    Warm greetings Olympia

  6. just dropping by to say hello

  7. Comme ces merveilleuses couleurs sont belles à voir, et font rêver, dans une atmosphère hivernale
    qui n'en fini pas en France..merci pour ces talents éclatants.
    almanach désuet