Roosevelt and Rufus
St. Augustine, Florida
Roger sets up his easel at a stable in St. Augustine and uses acrylics to paint “Rufus ” the carriage horse while the handler kindly tries to keep the horse still. This is a difficult painting scenario at best, however there is much to be learned from working on location and observing a subject first hand. Later Roger continues the portrait in his studio where a more refined and finished look can be achieved. Sarah takes a ride in a carriage through the historic sections of St. Augustine with Roosevelt, the guide and driver, who shares the rich history of the city.
Wooden Boat School
Setting up his easel on a rather wet morning, Roger uses acrylics to paint the rocky shoreline by the school in the soft overcast light. The painting begins with a toned board of Burnt Sienna giving the piece an overall warm look. A limited palette is used to simplify the process of painting on location. Sarah tours the famous Wooden Boat School where students plan and build a variety of fabulous wooden boats of varying sizes.
The Watering Can
St. George Penninsula, Maine
Artist Gary Akers joins Roger as they paint the same subject of a watering can with a background of daisys, Gary using watercolors and Roger using a limited palette of oils. Upon returning to his studio, Roger starts a new painting with a different watering can using acrylics on illustration board. Sarah visits Gary’s gallery and talks with the prolific artist about his subject matter and method of painting using both watercolors and egg tempera.