Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday at the Beach

9x12 Oil on Linen Panel
I had some fun outside yesterday.  This is a special little place for lake friends and I wanted to capture a perfect summer morning.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Block in for new piece

I'm working on a 24 x 24 painting this weekend and also hoping to get out later today for some plein air fun.  You can follow the progress on my Facebook page - Debra Kennedy Artist-@debrakennedyartist.   All 'Likes' greatly appreciated­čśÄ.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Joy in July

8x10 Oil on Panel

I am really pleased with this one.  After a couple of weeks of painting frustration, I relaxed and focused on this great scene near Harpswell, ME.  A quilt artist had proudly displayed her work for sale- beautiful  works and a wonderfully sunny scene.  Joy in July is my theme for all things this month, and this really made me happy.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cape Marsh Abstracted

8 X10 Oil on Panel

After working on the large piece, I thought I would play a bit more loosely with shapes.  I'd like to move more toward abstraction.  This is not abstract, but I did paint with braid loose strokes and no detail, just representative patterns and shapes.  I like the result!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cape Marsh '16

24 x 30 Oil on Stretched Canvas. SOLD

I decided to work on this large piece from a small sketch I had completed some time ago.  My summer goal is to complete several larger works in hopes of beginning to approach galleries and perhaps mount a show.  I love this journey!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Boat Study

9x12 Oil on Panel

This is a small study just to get the brush moving.  I struggle sometimes with motivation- the 'why' question.  A favorite artist friend once said that inspiration will come with action- just do the work and the rest will follow.  Here's to action.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cars and Emotions

9x12 Oil on Panel

We recently went to the summer classic car show in Hyannis, MA.  It is a major annual event held on Fathers' Day and there were thousands of people and hundreds of great cars.  As we strolled, we would comment-' I had that car once' or 'remember those beauties'!  Classic cars spur emotion if you are over a certain age.  I took pics and can't wait to play a bit more with these!