Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tools of the Trade

It's fairly accurate to say that with a warm and a cool of each primary you can mix almost anything, but reds are a different story. Certain reds are necessary to get good pinks. Some of my fave's are Thalo Red Rose (Grumbacher) Quinacridone Magenta (WN) and Quinacridone Red (Utrecht). 
Bright sparkly reds are some of the important Tools of the Trade for me. Check out this month's Girls Just Wanna Paint blog for more paintings of 'tools'. Also, our GJWP show at Duxbury Free Library is up through June so go take a peek ;}

Friday, May 18, 2012

Girls Just Wanna Paint Show!

"Spanish Moss, Darien, Georgia" 6x6
It's transition time for Don and me and the girls. After my fabulous week on St Simon's Island with my painter girlfriends I returned to Naples to pack up our house for the drive home to Marshfield. No small feat for a woman who likes her 'stuff'. So, this morning after days of cleaning and packing and farewelling we hit the road.  
My last painting from SSI is this cottage in charming Darien, Georgia. The local Art Association/historic society there is housed in the old Jail, where I read some incredible stories about Darien's dramatic Civil War years. Fascinating. 
I'm the last one to give up the gang here and name names ;) Here we are after hitting golf balls on the beach coached by Kathy Cousart. 
Kathy, Carol, Me, Kelley & Laurel
Lastly, I will not be home in time to attend the opening of our Girls Just Wanna Paint show at the Helen Bumpus Library in Duxbury but please go and support my homies from 2-4 tomorrow. The show runs through June.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island 6x6 oil on board
We arrived on Jekyll Island to humidity and high puffy white clouds which soon gave way to a breeze (thank Heaven) and a sort of overcast sky. 
The result was this minimalist work, photographed with the dust embedded ;) 
If you like this kind of painting check out Stuart Shils website. Click on Irish Oils and then click on the number 4 which is the period I'm referring to. He's since become more abstract, (which I like)  but these early 90's paintings are the first works I saw of his, in a gallery in Boston.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Postcard From SSI

4x4 oil on Gesso Board
I've been on the lam on St Simon's Island, Georgia with a 'gaggle' of notorious painters who shall remain nameless unless they choose to reveal their identity and let y'all know who they are ;) 
Yes, you heard me say 'Y'all' and I 'might could' be using some other Southern slang after hanging around in Georgia 'on my mind'.
This tiny study which includes the causeway onto the Island is 4x4 inches and was done on Monday afternoon when the weather was rainy and overcast giving a misty violet grey light to the marsh.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Strawberries Revolt

4x4 oil on board $100 plus S&H
I did this second painting on Monday and these strawberries just wouldn't cooperate. I tried to get a great composition with them but they just fell into 'line' like a bunch of pre-schoolers going out for recess. I paid them back by eating them ;)

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Red Boat on Bluefish River

6x6 oil on board
This painting of a red boat moored in Bluefish River in Duxbury is my contribution to this month's Girls Just Wanna Paint challenge. Visit our blog to see the rest of the paintings and the information for our show at Helen Bumpus Library.
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