Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer Coastal Fog, Harkness Park, Coastal CT - sold!

10"x8" oil on linen mounted on archival board

"It's hotter than hell, but not as hot as Texas!" - R. Steed

Seems like I had vanished off the planet for a while there. I just survived a pretty big computer crash/mishap/disaster. What ever you call it, it was not fun. Two weeks without my work-companion left me feeling adrift! At the same time we had our credit card number stolen, and I got a nail in my tire (that was not pluggable). They say things come in threes, so looks like I'm over that hump and am coasting for some good things to come my way! At least that's how one friend suggested I look at it!

In the mean time, I did do a lot of painting done. On the first day back to my easel after "the crash" (as we'll call this computer disaster) I went over to Harkness Park, a favorite spot of mine, whether to paint, walk, or just un-wind. The fog was thick over the coast line during this morning of painting, and was just starting to burn-off, a ray of light seeming to cut through to the garden space I was viewing. For those familiar with the park, this is the area behind the old mansion, where weddings are now held, looking over into the walled garden. The fairy-roses were in their full glory arching over the walls of that garden space.

My postings to come will be like a garden tour of sorts. Today I'm continuing a large painting (24"x24") I started yesterday on the back deck. It's a certainly a challenge to go big when you're working outside. Most of my plein air works are 9"x12" or smaller. But that's a post for another day!

Thanks for following along, and thanks to those of you who asked "where are you"!

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Blogger Paintdancer said...

Nothing worse than a computer crash! Were you hacked? That happened to me once and it was a very frightening experience. The painting is very lovely, Roxanne. I am glad you're back in the groove.

July 22, 2011 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Maryanne! It's good to be back- finally- and computer good to go for a long while...(and no, was not hacked, thank goodness).

July 22, 2011 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger Norma Wilson said...

So happy you are back Roxanne! This piece is so lovely!

July 22, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Norma! This was a fun morning out there, even though when I started I wasn't sure what I'd see- it was THAT foggy! It feels good to get my work schedule (almost) back to normal!

July 22, 2011 at 5:41 PM  

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