Thursday, August 11, 2011

North Cove, August Mid Morning

16"x20" oil on linen mounted on archival board

"Summer is not so much a season as a melody, that tune of contentment we hum as the days begin to beautifully blur." -Sarah Ban Breathnach

I got back home from my travels Tuesday night & rose to a beautiful day for painting this Wednesday morning! Back down in Old Saybrook, our friend Diane shares her wonderful view with a group of us painters. I'm finding that completing these larger plein air works are a bit like physical exercise....the more fit you become, things start to get easier. It's no longer quite so intimidating looking at these larger canvases outdoors. (It's a totally different feeling working in the studio when your surroundings are more stable. The light is not changing, wind not blowing, no bugs, or sunburn, etc.). But there is indeed something wonderful about being out in the weather while painting....painting the 'experience of the day', whatever that may bring.

This painting may be purchased directly from my gallery store.

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Blogger Paintdancer said...

This is beautiful, Roxanne. Loving the colors in this and the previous.

August 12, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Maryanne! I am really loving summer and enjoying every minute of being outside. Trying to push my comfort zone a bit going a bit larger & trying some new things with color. (and hoping to soak up enough vitamin D to help me cope with winter when it eventually returns!)

August 12, 2011 at 1:34 PM  

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