Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cape Cod Plein Air 'Paint Camp 2015- for One

8x10 -in Progress
It is Day 2 of my personal paint camp:). Yesterday I painted in Orleans on a very gray and humid morning.  I'll post Monday's offering later, but wanted to also show you where I was this morning.  This is a little known Lane near an Audubon preserve in West Barnstable.  There is a nice and very quiet beach and a view of Sandy Neck lighthouse.  I am working with a palette knife this morning-very buttery and wet.  I think I need to let this dry a bit before adding the little beach cottages and working on the tiny lighthouse in the far distance.  I am learning a great deal- it is not easy to paint outside!  My easel has been known to blow over, I forget key brushes, yesterday my piece blew off the easel into the sandy gravel....you get the drift.  I am nothing if not persistent, and really love the quiet time spent outdoors totally consumed with the process:)

Landscape 5

11x14, oil on panel


I started this one last week and finished yesterday.  I am enjoying these now, loving landscapes, becoming more familiar with shapes and simplifying.  I'm off this morning for so me 'plein air' fun with boats!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Landscape 4

11 x 14 Oil on Gesso Panel

finished this one early this morning after a start on it last weekend.  Working on managing greens and brush strokes.  Painting is such a lifetime of lessons.  I am never bored.   I am calling he week ahead 'Cape Cod Plein Air Paint Camp'.  I am currently the only attendee to this outing, but have the whole week off and intend to make the most of it!  If you are on the Cape and want to join in the fun, let me know.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Chesapeake Bay

20x24 Oil on Canvas

We made a visit to Easton, MD to see family early this spring and I came across this lovely boat in the harbor-had to paint it!  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Landscape series 2

 8x10 Oil on Panel

I had a wonderful day in the studio yesterday.  It was very rainy, and after a very, very busy week at work and at home I really enjoyed the quiet. This is another scene from Concord- there are hundreds of great views at this park- lots of tourists daily- nice pathways to stroll.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Landscape Series 1

8x10 Oil on Panel

I am challenging myself to work on landscapes for a few days.  Yesterday I visited Minuteman Park in Concord, MA - always a great place to paint.