2006 Crescent Beach Paint Out Artists


Pathway at Washington Oaks
12x16 Oil on Canvas

Charles Schaefer
Palm Coast, Florida


Painting outdoors has always been a part of my lifelong ambition. Finding scenes in nature has let my vision open to new vistas everywhere I look. The sky and the marshlands around me reveal new colors that one does not see in the studio. I make quick vibrant strokes of many colors that are integrated in my paintings. I now stretch to see how far one can push the palette of color and yet make the scene pleasing to view. Plein air is the only way I can achieve the needed vibrancy and spontaneity in my work.

Other Work From the 2006 Paint Out
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Before They Go Out
12x16 Oil on Canvas


Hidden Lady
12x16 Oil on Canvas


Waiting to Launch
12x16 Oil on Canvas


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