Monday, April 3, 2017

Tabby Cabin - with process shots

Tabby Cabin, 8 x 10, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2017

This past weekend, I had the great privilege of teaching a workshop to some wonderful artists in St. Simons Island, Georgia. We started out on the first morning at this tabby cabin, which is a surviving out-building of the Hamilton Plantation. The word "tabby" refers to the material it is made of, which consists of water, lime and crushed oyster shells. It was built in the antebellum era, before 1833, so that mixture is pretty strong and resilient in the salty, ocean air. 


Below are a couple of shots as the painting developed... many thanks to my hard-working, talented students!



Block-In

Beginning to add color

Finished piece

Painting with palette, and the subject is in the background. 

2 comments:

Barbara Muir said...

Love it. My ideal shape of building. Love the process shots too.

Superb.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Sharon L. Graves said...

I've never heard of "tabby" cabins or otherwise. That must be some strong building material. Love it! Peaceful and beautiful.