Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Calendar for 2013 - Remains of the Day 2013

I've been away traveling down to Virginia Beach, VA for PleinAir 757 - more about that in tomorrow's post. I came home just in time to greet Hurricane Sandy - and proceed to lose power! We are still without power, and now that it's the third day of this mess, I've begun to locate places that DO have power and internet to get some blogging done! But the best news - my 2013 calendars are ready to ship to you, in plenty of time for Christmas, OR that gift to yourself- Just $20 for a YEAR's worth of art to enjoy! And, my gift to you is FREE shipping through December. Click through to my website to see a preview of each calendar page, and to place your order!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

High Tide Before The Storm

8"x6" oil on linen/panel

$200 unframed
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These plein air color studies out in the marshes at Barn Island have been great fun for 'exaggerating' color, focusing on shapes and values of the land masses.   I'm looking forward to the larger studio paintings that I'll be working on from these - one is on the easel right now!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Autumn Bouquet, Trying a new triad of paints

6"x6" oil on gallery wrapped stretched linen
$150 includes shipping/insurance
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In between painting ventures over to Barn Island, and working in the studio on a bigger piece, it's fun to take time for these little ones set up in the studio- mainly an exercise in shape and color. Trying out a new (to me) triad of color, Prussian Blue, Indian Yellow, & Perylene Red, all by Gamblin. Oh yeah, add a bit of Titanium white - you can get an incredible range of color from these 4 tubes! The triad is transparent, but you can get opaqueness from the white.

 Colors of Autumn 
all in one bouquet,

Mimicking the foliage
 of the surrounding trees. 

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Coastal Fog, Plein Air

6"x8" oil on linen mounted on archival panel

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The fog comes 
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
-Carl Sandburg

I love Sandburg's image of the still, quietness of a foggy day. Last week when I went out to paint this - difference in appearance to my previous days on the marsh out at Barn Island were quite interesting. The colors do go rather 'soft' and grayed. I've begun a large (30"x36") studio painting from one of the previous studies, still in the middle of that!   



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Monday, October 1, 2012

October Sky

6"x8" oil on linen mounted on archival panel

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Clearing skies

following a rainy weekend.

Dry crisp breeze off of the water,

a sense of change surrounds me.

New colors are coming to the tidal marsh.

Subtle daily changes 

that will be a remarkable difference

in a few short weeks.

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