Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
This is this weeks www.differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com 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.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
This is this weeks submission for a blog presented by Karin Jurick, in which Karin posts a photo to www.differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com
and artists are invited to paint their interpretations. It's a stroke of brilliance!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
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.