Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Studio Workshops and Stay 'cation'

I've said it before but we are having the most wonderful weather this summer. Today was warm but the humidity was low and the breeze is brisk ;)
Spent the day weeding the garden, sitting on the deck and enjoying  life.
I plan to teach a couple of workshops this September and will vary the lessons. This particular painting was not painted from a photo but if it were, I would interpret it this way and that is the lesson. The demo is just an example of the process.
Loving my neighborhood and my stay 'cation' here by the beach :)

Studio Workshops Fall 2014

*Painting from photos
I will supply simple photos and we will break them down step by step beginning with a value 'map'.

this area to the right, which is a fence, 
did not read well

so I reworked it

classes will be held at my studio in Rockland, Massachusetts 
*dates to be announced
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Try This at Home

"Old Glory"
6x6 oil on panel

I am on what's known as a 'stay-cation'. There is no place I'd rather be than home during the summer, and this particular summer is one of the best ones, weather wise, that we've seen in a while. 
YES! Perfect New England summer!
I've been spending my days on our deck under a shady umbrella, painting. First up were my mother's little garden gnomes who live with me now. She loved for me to refresh them for her and of course they had a lot more panache after a meeting with me and my brush.
But, our sweet little shed, the purple trim painted by my husband, has been calling to me and yesterday I answered the call. Actually, the flag is my favorite part.

Mama's Garden Gnomes in progress

Monday, July 14, 2014

Girl in Surf- sketchbook drawing

Girl in Surf
sketchbook 6x6 

Very unusual low humidity and cool breezes have been the norm this summer and I spent yesterday on the beach basking in the glory of it all. Sketching on the beach is difficult because everything is moving but last night I did this drawing from one of my photos. I would like to point you to my fellow artist and friend Jody Regan whose sketchbook is a treasure of beauty. Enjoy!
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