Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 30- Lunar roses

 
Day 30- Lunar roses(painted during the lunar eclipse)
7 x 7 inches , watercolor on Arches CP
 
already up on etsy here
 
There was a persistent buzzing sound while this was being put on paper, so the fly
was added in.
 
 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 29- Pink scarf thrown about

Day 29- Pink scarf thrown about
5 x 7 inches watercolor on Arches CP
already up on etsy here
 
Yes.
Much better.
 
 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Day 28- Flower study

Day 28- Flower study-
7x7inches, acrylic and acryla gouache on Arches CP
 
already up on etsy here
 
I spent a day at the library looking at, and studying paintings from the 1600s.
It has given me all sort of ideas, but they will have to stay simmering on the back burner
 because we are off traveling for three weeks. I am taking with me  my camera, my computer,
 a new sketchbook (again), and my watercolors.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Day 27- Alone at the cottage

 
'Alone with my roses',
5 x 7 inches , watercolor on Arches CP paper
already up on etsy here

'Afternoon at the cottage',
7 x 8 inches, watercolor on Arches CP paper
already up on etsy here
 
My husband and daughter took the ferry to the mainland early on in the day,
and left me alone to paint. And I painted. At some point I had to rush out to draw some deer strolling
slowly through our backyard . I am sure you will be seeing them in a watercolor or two, soon. I also listened to a very interesting  Tate interview with Arne Glimcher about Agnes Martin (here). 
I think this is going to be a lovely place to live.

Monday, April 7, 2014

At the cabin on the island-

L. at the piano
4 x 6 inches, watercolor on Arches CP

R. visiting
4 x5 inches, watercolor on Arches CP

Mixed technologies-
4 x 6 inches, watercolor on Arches CP

Sleepy cat-
4x 6 inches, watercolor on Arches CP
This one is already on Etsy here
 
Mixed technologies, and  mixed blessings. We had a terrific start at the cabin but a very, very busy one.  The words are not coming yet but the paintings are. Even if small (as predicted). Next week there is a long awaited trip to Europe coming up. I will try to keep posting here, but I find instagram more user friendly these days.
Hugs!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Moving -

We are moving. As much as I have tried and hoped, it does not seem possible to keep the blog active this month. I will start posting again on the first week of April.

Hugs-

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Day 25- Dog by the pond (days of serendipity)

Day 25- Dog by the pond (days of serendipity)
4 X 6 inches, watercolor on Arches CP
 
Serendipity: means a "fortuitous happenstance" or "pleasant surprise". It was first coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which
they were not in quest of”.
                from Wikipedia

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Day 24- Coffee break-

Day 24- Coffee break
4x6 inches watercolor on Arches HP
 
I have spent the last three mornings sorting through things in the studio. Which is another way of saying I am throwing things out, and feeling much lighter for it. It is an invaluable exercise in sorting out what you really love, what really works and why.
 
 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Day 23- Afternoon by the pond-

Day 21- Afternoon by the pond
8 x 8 inches, acrylic on canvas panel
 
Painting life has been interrupted by 'other-life-stuff''. Briefly, I hope. (And all the while
I am planning in my head the next adventures...)
In a big rush, I took my acrylics to the pond this afternoon. (first time out with the acrylics, it's one of the new adventures I have been thinking of!)