Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Great news! My painting, "Cozy Harbor" - SouthPort, Maine Sold at the Rice Gallery exhibit tonight!!!!
The gallery was packed! I must have left just before it sold. I am delighted that this painting found a good home :)
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
It was a charming place to paint.... and when we finished up it was lunchtime. We were treated to the most delightful lunch at E.W. Pratt,.... a white clapboard building built on stilts out over the water.... complete with flaking white paint. His sign was posted .... lunch served at 11:30 am. Locals would knock on his door, and he would let them in, but because we were not "Mainer's" we had to wait until it was 11:30! Inside was a very old lunch counter, tables covered with oil cloth and an antique two-lane bowling alley. He was renowned for his fresh lobster and crab rolls. EW and his staff hand picked the fish just hours before lunch. There's nothing particularly exotic about this lunch item - great chunks of lobster meat mixed with mayonnaise and served on a hot dog bun - but it was heavenly. I often wonder if Mr Pratt is still living. He had to be well into his 80's.. a crusty old sole....with two very senior waitresses not much younger than EW, that made fresh pies daily. My favorite was the "Maine" blueberry pies!!!!
Monday, September 6, 2010
After setting up our gear...we went to the expresso bar for coffee, and to get out of the rain. Around 9:00 am, we had to take our canvas to get the official Door County Plein Air Festival stamp. They delayed the start time this year due to the rain. Finally, with us all at our easels.... the bullhorn sounded.... and two hours raced by before the bullhorn sounded to STOP! We took our paintings to get them stamped again.... All of the Dockside paintings were to be exhibited at the Peninsula School of Arts final reception that evening. We rushed home to shower and prepare for the reception. When we returned to the reception.... I was delighted to see that my painting had sold. This is a photo of the scene I painted.... I failed to get a photo so I applied a filter to the picture... so you can see what it looked like when I squinted. Malibu Moo is one of the local favorite places to purchase ice cream delights. It is always packed... and faces the harbor.
We had a wonderful week, and look forward to next year's event.... God willing!!!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
We have had a wonderful time. Saturday will mark the end of the Plein Air festival. We will need to get into town early to have our canvas stamped....will all be ready to paint by 9:00 am.... signaled by a blast of the bullhorn.... and two hours later..... the bullhorn will signal the end of the Quick Paint. We will need to get our painting stamped again.... and get it framed. It is a very exciting time.
Friday, September 3, 2010
We stayed in Fish Creek for the afternoon.... investigating little side streets that branched off of the main harbor area.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Due to rain Wednesday evening....we decided to eat in.... and then paint. After dinner we all set up our easels and painted from our covered screened-in porch in our cabin in Baileys Harbor.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Early Tuesday morning, we headed into Baileys Harbor to paint in town. I picked a nice shady spot to paint the entrance to this beautiful bed and breakfast...... called The Black Smith Inn. The entrance faces the street, and the back faces the lake. I loved the way the sunlight spilled in between the two buildings.
Monday, August 30, 2010
I just turned in a collection of Plein Air paintings to the gallery from this summer. It is called "Cottages of Door County".
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
It has been a while since my last post! I have been ill with Bronchial Pneumonia, and have not had the energy to paint until now. Spring is here.... my energy is back..... and my plein air bag is re-stocked.....and waiting in the car.....and I'm ready TO GO!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
This was from a demo that I did in December during our last gallery opening. Patrons were in a festive spirit, listening to live music, sampling great food, and looking at beautiful paintings. Many were surprised that I only used red, blue, and yellow plus white to complete a painting. It was fun answering questions about how I paint.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Since I have struggled with the barn painting..... I really needed something new that I was excited about. I picked a large.... 36 x36 canvas. For reference.... I used my plein air version and a few digital images that I had taken while attending Mac Hanson's workshop a couple of summers ago in Loomis California. It was a beautiful park but the weather was a miserable! The temperature stayed around the high 90's/100....a real heat wave, so I took shelter in the shade. :D
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Another painting finished. This landscape is from my neighborhood walking trail in Corporate Woods, Overland Park, KS. I painted this one earlier on location, en plein air (8 x 10), and used it as a reference for making a larger studio painting.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
This was a tough one to do, and took me much longer to finish.
In order to push the hedge row back into the distance, I had to cool and simplify. I painted flagstones then removed them because it became too important. I altered the values in the flower bed between the table and the chair..... and the list just goes on and on :) I swear, it becomes a 'war' between you and the painting.... and I want to WIN! :)