Thursday, March 31, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
LAGUNA BEACH PALM TREES by TOM BROWN
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CAR by TOM BROWN
Monday, March 28, 2016
PORTLAND HEAD LIGHTHOUSE by TOM BROWN
Sunday, March 27, 2016
TWILIGHT LANDSCAPE by TOM BROWN
Saturday, March 26, 2016
THE STORY BEHIND THIS SEASCAPE by TOM BROWN
I met the most delightful couple from the U.K. while painting this. They timidly approached as I was painting and politely asked permission to watch, promising to be very quiet. Actually I rather enjoy chatting with bystanders as I paint and told them so.
It doesn’t disturb me because I’m used to talking and painting at the same time while I teach workshops. So we soon had a conversation going. It turned out they were here on holiday.
“Your style is quite energetic,” the woman commented as I finished this painting. “It very much expresses the feeling of this coast.”
I’ve never heard that description used; an “energetic” style. But that actually does describe how I feel when painting, and I made a mental note to remember that description.
I had also brought a much larger panel with me and when this painting was finished I launched into that one with the same “energetic” approach.
As I worked on that painting I noticed the couple having a hushed conversation for a time. Momentarily the gentleman approached and respectfully inquired if I would be willing to allow them to purchase the larger one.
Of course I was willing! And fortunately I had affixed the panel to one of my custom backings that becomes a safe shipping container for easy transport. So it was good to go.
When I finally packed my things to leave they asked if I would join them for lunch. Which I did, and we spent a considerable time enjoying each others’ company.
All in all it was a memorable day and everyone went away happy.