With these studies as a warm-up we then went on to do some preliminary sketches for our afternoon painting. I chose this lovely blue house right by the sea. I sat on the steps of a canary yellow church and sketched while someone practiced the organ -- renditiions of "Great is Thy Faithfulness" and "Do you think I'm Sexy?"
After a morning of sketching the class ate at the "Harbour's Edge." I tried to sneak in a quick sketch of the terrace where we had the fish of the day -- grouper! It turned out to be the "fish of the day" every day, every place we went.
Eureka! It was the structure I needed to be spontaneous and expressive in my next painting of a yellow house. Here I started with a sharpie marker and drew the shapes that appealed to me most. Then I used cad yellow, cad red and ultramarine as my triad and Voila! I was very happy with this painting in the end.
It turned out it wasn't the snow that got us stuck in the Bahamas, it was record flooding in Miami. It was torture but we stayed in the Bahamas one more day... boo hoo!