Friday, October 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Roswell in the Fall. this is a 24 x 18 watercolor, pastel rendering of the trailhead on a fall day here in the Leita Thompson park. Beautiful appalachain trails up to 3 miles long (the dreaded red trail - red velvet ants in the fall) painted with Coe plein air. She sold her painting - how exciting
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
This started as a sketch while Denise was working and John and Jason had gone to work also. I was alone with Rowdy and Ramses and their backyard beckoned. The coffee and stillness and shadows of their backyard made me get my sketchbook to sketch the backyard focal point. The birches. the sketching was great and then the painting followed before I realized that i was painting on sketch paper. lovely wrinkles
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Another storm hits our area, this time bringing only an inch or so as you can see from the painting. came in the night sleety and hard as I was sleeping on the couch. Woke up to another painting. cold but productive plein air snow weather this year in GA
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Beautiful day in spring in Blue Ridge GA Mountains. Plein air painting per owner's permission on the road in front of her house. I painted her a small painting of the river for her permission and this 18 x 24" watercolor hung in the Blue Ridge Mountain Art Association Gallery for the paint out exhibition. Now it is home and I am getting ready to enter in GWS. Hope it gets accepted.
Friday, November 26, 2010
This 9 x 12 " painting was painted en plein air at the Don White Park in Roswell GA along the Chattahoochee River. Very hot, sunny, muggy 90 something august afternoon. Painted during the Great Chattahoochee Paint Out sponsored by Roswell Tourist Center and Jackson Gallery. A Paint Our for artists - no fee to register - reception the day before for the artists and a reception for artists and guests at the Island Ford National Park turned into a gallery the day after the four day event. well organized and will do it again. Join us in Ga all you plein air artists!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
We (Lauren, Mary Elise, Irene and Elaina in the girls car and Mike, John and Leonard in the guys car) took off after brunch. Sunday after Chelsea and Leonard's wedding . We left the Prescot Resort and went straight to Grand Canyon for a helicopter ride. Sad to say, the pilots were grounded and we were a bit unsure why until we had paid the Park fee of $25 per car and drove into the park. Completly socked with heavy heavy fog (we thought)) but it turned out to be rain clouds, we were actually walking in the clouds because we were so high up above the river. We got soaked and as we were looking over the edge, the storm started to clear and we watched the clouds come up the rocks and start to clear. IT WAS AWESOME!! This is my picture of that scene for ever remembered. Thanks to everyone who laughed and giggled as we got wet and dewey.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This was painted plein air right there in Monet's garden. There were not as many wisteria blossom as it was late July but enough were there and I added some more. The lake was a pale color, the famous waterlilies are there but not featured, the bridge (so famous) was one of about twelve that were in his gardens. He painted there for 43 years and it was 4 and 1/2 acres. so lovely.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This quick painting shows the volatile weather in Chicago's afternoon and evening hours. Here in Atlanta we get storms like this at 3 or 4 in the morning. I love the energy in the clouds and the flatness of the land. Painted from the deck off the second floor in the back facing west. I do miss the stormy weather (not the icy cold) $70 original watercolor painting.
This is the picture that belongs to the blog dated July l. We don't be going to Las Vegas this year since John is retired from the business, I will sure miss the landscapes there and the total concentration to paint since most of the time I was alone and I was focused with no laundry, computer, housework etc.
very small sketch 5x8" done en plein air on a cruise with marie and al Scrivana which Nikki had organized for their anniversary. 40 people went and we had a good time. We were right next to Al and Marie, we both had had upgrades and now had balconies and before you knew it Al had removed the privacy screen between the two balconies and we were sharing. what happened during the day with drinks, what we were going to do during the day with coffee. great time, needed time to be together with friends from old. love you
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This is an oil painting painted in Vero Beach FLA. Very humid day as you can see from the picture, the garden was fairly empty and made this garden path mysterious. 18 x 24" original oil painting unframed painted on archival museum board for sale $150
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This painting of debris collection in the shallows of the Chattahooche needs just a little more work, however I have to go back and do it from real life to get the wave and sticks to pop a little more. value is the problem with painting on black gesso, up close it is great but from 15 feet away, it loses a lot and has to be compensated. I didn't step back enough so I will remedy this
Thursday, July 1, 2010
This is the way to paint, en plein air by the side of the road, rented car with a table bought at Walmart, snacks and water and painting supplies and on the road. This so represented what I saw and a photo at least one that I could take would never get this. Outside Las Vegas heading west past the Red Rock Recreation area which I paint in - but the road drew me on.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
This landscape was painted at a Paint Out in Madison in tandem with their annual Tour of Homes. Madison is on the antebellum trail and have many beautiful old homes open to the public at this time of year. This particular scene is at The Oaks and is the horse pasture next to the house. During the silent auction on Sat. evening this painting and a small w/c on gesso sold and I was happy. The best painting is one you don't have to bring home. hooray.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
how beautiful to paint the falling snow. it is so quiet and i am so out of practice but i love this effect. used chinese white to show the opaqueness of the snow and sky while the snow is falling so hard. the orange are the beech tree leaves which do not fall off until spring when the new leaves emerge and push them off the tree, sort of like Sean's second tooth he lost Thursday.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
This is the dawn after the storm we had yesterday. Most snow we have had since we have lived here. 9/96. the temp is 25 degrees and it has been a long cold spell. too cold. I painted a snow scene yesterday and I will post it later. But this is a landscape painted by snow.
Friday, January 1, 2010
This lovely landscape was painted from Judy's photo taken in Ireland. She takes wonderful pictures and makes wonderful pictures and goes all over. Judy Moore is her name and if you see her art grab it.