Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Midwest 6

8x8 Oil on Cradled Panel

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I love this barn!  I will be working on a large version of this one soon, but was really happy with the small study.  Every time I paint these rural scenes, I feel a bit of home.  This one is on 3/4" Cradled Ampersand panel, so no frame needed. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Cotuit Dinghys 2

6x6 Oil on Panel    SOLD

Another taken on these little rowboats.  The day I saw these the harbor was fairly flat so the reflections were eye catching.  In terms of lessons learned this summer, I am gaining confidence by doing a quick under painting in burnt sienna to set the values and the basic shapes.  

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Kathy's Place


8x10 Oil on Stretched Canvas.   SOLD

Lots of family means lots of fun and lots of swimsuits and towels.  I saw this lineup at a neighbor's place and the interplay of the pines and the sunshine with the clothesline said all one can say about a summer day.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Cotuit Dinghys 1

8x8 Oil on Board.         SOLD

Back to a favorite harbor- these little boats always make me smile:)

Before the Crowds

6x6 Oil on Panel

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I had a chance to go to a beach yoga class on the weekend - very peaceful with calm seas and bright sunlight.  I was not a very good student- very distracted by the light on this chair and the other nearby buildings:)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Barnstable Marsh 2

9x12 Oil on Panel

I started this one last weekend and returned to it this morning.  It is such a nice summer day today, and this is one of the places that can make the season so enjoyable.  

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Summer Studio

11x14 Oil on Stretched Canvas           NFS

I'm sharing a plein air painting that I completed two years ago with a friend on a lazy afternoon.  It is one of my first attempts to paint outside and I have it hanging in my office to remind me that I am an artist as I work on other projects.  At the time, I had converted a lawn shed into a studio for the summer and It is a favorite space-like being at summer camp in a rustic cabin.  On the lessons learned front, I am realizing what I most enjoy painting-most landscapes or seascapes with some sense of structure and great light.  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Midwest 5

8x8 Oil on Panel  SOLD

I've realized recently that I have learned a great deal this summer through painting, experimenting, videos from favorite artists as well as some that I have stumbled upon.  I thought I might start sharing the things that have been valuable in hopes others may find them helpful as well.  Last week, I came across Paul Taggert who has made some great painting videos and shared them freely on YouTube until hacked.  I watched one of his on brushes-basic, I know.  But - - I was encouraged to try some that were different from my 'go to' flats and brights.  This week, all rounds and filberts.  A nice change with some great results.  

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Cape Marsh

8x8 Oil on Board  SOLD

It is a cloudy misty summer Sunday- very quiet.  I was a bit sluggish getting started but then decided to paint a favorite.  These little simple landscapes can be tricky, but I loved the clouds I captured and the way they reflected.  I am happy with this one.

Midwest 4

8x8 Oil on Board

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Another view of this great farm.  I experimented a bit with a palette knife for this one. Learning as I go.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Midwest 3

8x10 Oil on Stretched Canvas

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Another in this series-I am consumed by farms this week.  The morning that I took the reference photos had such white hot light that even the most common of buildings had a bit of a glow.