North Holiday Lake at Vaill Point 7/2012

This painting is an example of about 2 hours work on location at the lake south of Moultire Creek off Vaill Point Rd.  I set up on the paved bike trail in the shade of the trees.  Bugspray is a crucial part of this outdoor painting experience.  The canvas was prepped with a base coat of paint that was left over from another project.  The terracotta base color is Persimmon by Martha Stewart.  The rendition was completed with tube acrylic paints with a simple palette of pthalo/cyan blue and yellow hue with crimson red.  I expanded the palette to include some typical base browns for the trunks.  This was a morning view around 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  For more great locations to paint outdoors around St. Augustine check out

Jean Drayovitch paints the view at North Holiday Lake off Vaill Point Rd in St. Augustine, Florida.  Acrylic on canvas.


09. July 2012 by Jean Drayovitch
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