Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Moss on Log

6 x 8 pastel
This is done from a photo that was taken while it was raining. Even if it is cloudy the rain seems to brighten the colors. The greens in earlier spring are bright anyway.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Stone Wall With Forsythia

6 x 8 pastel

These stonewalls are a good exercise for me to stay loose. Although, the longer I work the painting the tighter it gets. This one seems a little under developed. My mission is to take them further without over doing it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Overgrown Tractor

6 x 8 pastels
We live in a lawn manicured neighborhood. My husband is the one who keeps our yard tidy. If it were up to me it would be more "natural". There is one farm done the road, however, that is more natural - completely run done and overgrown to be more precise. This tractor is sitting in what was once a field.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mill Building Door

7 x 9 pastel

This is a vacant mill building in the millyard where my studio is. I have it looking like a barn. In reality it's much larger than it appears here. I think the building is marked for demolition.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Yellow Barn with Sheds SOLD

6 x 8 oil on board

I was yard saling last Saturday and found myself out by the seacoast. - How did that happen? :) On my way home I passed this barn and field. So I took a few photos. There was a lot of yellow. I may play with this yellow, yellow-green image for a bit.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Walking Path in the Fall

5 x 7 oil on board
This was done from an older photo. There was a bunch of them I took one rainy day along this walking path when the color was at its peak. I keep refering back to them.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Two White Birch Trees

5 x 7 oil on board

This was painted from a photo I took today. I liked the green moss and the two birch trees in contrast with the other trees. It took me about 1 hr. 40 min. to paint. Longer than I would have liked for a 5x7, but what the heck. More times than not, I make things too light, although I think the painting may be a little darker than what the monitor shows. I was relatively happy with it. It was beautiful today. I questioned way I didn't paint on location. Maybe it was because this is on a very sharp corner of the road...