Sunday, August 30, 2009

What's On The Easel


This is the most difficult image I worked on this summer! The fog attempting to lift over the islands just off of Winslow park in Freeport. It is 9x12, La Carte sanded card. By the way - Winslow Park is a painters paradise!

Some of my favorite blooms of the summer!
Victorian favorite - Clevia.
My Lotus bud that I pray blooms today because tomorrow I will be at work and miss it!
This bud is large. If you cup both your hands together as if you are praying and then open your hands but keep your finger tips and palms touching - the bloom would fit right inside the cavity.
And the ever sweet Morning Glory!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What's On The Easel

We had a rainbow the other night. Although this is a single,
its not uncommon to see double ones up here.
They are always in the same location too.

Well - last day of break for me. Teacher workshops tomorrow. At least the weather is my cup of tea!
Completed a small pastel at Winslow park. The fog came and went all day and I managed to capture a brief moment of clarity. This is a 5 1/2 x 9 soft pastel on Sennelier La Carte pastel card. I am not really fond of this paper. It cannot take even the smallest dot of moisture! Its frustrating when the surface dissolves! My plan is to only work on Wallis after my stash is gone.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What's on the Easel

Progress. Have put a pretty good dent in my newest paintings. The Bridge is in pastel with a watercolor under painting and its geometric shapes are giving me a hard time. I will likely complete the water color and the pastel before I go back to school. The acrylics will be a long term affair.

2, 30 x 40 panels in Acrylics. "Bull Pine and Queen Anne's Lace" and "Snowy Sunset"

1/4 sheet watercolor "Water Lilly Shadows" and

1/4 sheet Wallis paper pastel " Bridge over the Marsh"

Sunday, August 9, 2009

What's on the Easel

I have 8 new paintings started in anticipation of my solo exhibition in February. Two 30 x 40, a series of four 18 x 24, all acrylics. I also have a new quarter sheet watercolor and as well as a quarter sheet pastel started. My summer goal was to have a plan in place and the compositions on supports before I went back to school. With all of the planning and drawing done, I can just enjoy the painting process.

The exhibition is planned around a title that I think will work well for that time of year. I will share that when I get closer just in case I change my mind. The gallery at Harmon's and Barton's is really lovely with large windows that look right over Congress Street. These are some of the images I will be working with - all my own shots.