Monday, September 29, 2008

Fall Corn Field

Fall is my favorite time of year, even though it's a bit melancholy.

Monday, September 22, 2008

End of Summer Fruit

Man Reading Newspaper

This is this weeks challenge from artist Karin Jurick. What a great way to paint something from someone else's camera and then see many different interpretations of it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Morning Mist


This is this weeks submission for a blog presented by Karin Jurick, in which Karin posts a photo to
and artists are invited to paint their interpretations. It's a stroke of brilliance!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Morning View from Back Door

The light isn't always this dramatic when I let my dog out at 5:45 every morning, but there is often light that is worth noticing.

Lake Gordonier

This is a small plein air painting that I did at my friends' cottage in the Muskokas. It is a beautiful, peaceful spot, and my friend Marylin and I painted while Marylin's husband happily worked on his latest project, a tool shed.
My first painting was a dud. I fought with that blasted french easel, trying to get it set up on uneven ground (my subject was a moss covered rock on a path in the forest with lovely dappled light), and got covered in paint, and by the time I was set up the winds had blown the clouds away, and the lighting had completely changed. I was determined to get a painting out of this set up, and I carried on. My dog had a good time being entertained by chipmunks and other critters while she waited for me. My set up set the tone for the painting. I left it at the cottage.

The second attempt on the same day was happier. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, and the light was not quite as changeable as in the am.