Friday, June 27, 2014

White Rhodie

20" x 16"
Oil on canvas

White Rhodie by Char Fitzpatrick
©2014 Char Fitzpatrick

I wanted to do something dramatic with these white rhododendrons. They were particularly lush. I enjoy the challenge of painting white objects, their shadows and reflected colors. I love the drawing control required in painting flowers.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Waldport Bay

11" x 13"
Watercolor and gouache

Waldport Bay by Char Fitzpatrick
©2014 Char Fitzpatrick

This is one of my favorite places on earth. I have spent many happy times here. Dusk is a marvelous vision on the ocean, the colors are intriguing and very difficult to capture.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Little About Me

My name is Char Fitzpatrick and I am an artist by trade. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have loved to draw and paint since I was a little kid. Later in the 1970’s, pumped and primed from high school art classes and being naturally adventurous, I took myself to art school in Scotland. The years I spent there, elbow to elbow with my Scottish classmates in the studio every day, or painting in the countryside, teething on the remarkable work of the Scottish colorist painters (yes, GREAT colorists) have indelibly defined me as the painter I am today.

Now I find myself revisiting those roots. And when I smear on the clouds of a spring sky or streak vermillion across a hillside with my fingertips, I still feel the same old thrill.

I hope you enjoy my blog as I share works from my past and present. If you like what you see, check out my Etsy store.