What one does on a plein air painting retreat!
This is a quick blog entry here, to post pics of some recent pieces and
that is shockingly NOT SOLD that should be! Look below!!
Several of the newbies make good pairings..
September Pastoral l (Trees), 20"x16" oil on panel $2400 framed
September Pastoral ll(Path), 16"x12" oil on panel $1400 framed
Snapdragons, Peaches, Pear, 16"x12" oil on panel $1400 framed
The Grassy Slope, 8"x10" oil on panel, $800 framed
Summer Pastoral with Grazing Cows, 12"x16" oil on panel, $1300 framed
Hill in High Summer, 13"x14" oil on paper, $250 unframed
First Light Over the Lake, 9"x12" oil on paper, $200 unframed
if you'd like to ask about any painting above! Already have a Thimgan? Collector's discount honored.
Maybe I shouldn't tell -in case I can get it back- but
IT'S A PAINTED BOX
that I did last year, it's only $300 and it's
for keeping cell phone chargers and other oft used ugly items. The box is available at the Water Street Gallery. Tell them you saw it on my blog if you buy it:).
I think I'm still working on this piece. I want to work in the foreground especially. I'll re post an image when it's truly done. I'd love to sell this one before I invest in the frame. There are so many choices. The one I like the best is a heavy, antique style gold. It looks like a 200 year old painting in it, but that's not everyone's taste!
A plein air piece from last Friday.
Peonies with Green Glass and Apricots, 20x16 in. oil on panel, on hold
Beach Box Pastoral
Finally I can say that spring has taken hold here in Michigan. It was a long time in coming this year! I'm adding a new image of Bluebird Trail ll after having repainted a couple of passages of it that seemed to need some more care than the plein air visit afforded.
This 12 x 16 in. landscape is for sale through the Water Street Gallery
if you're local and want to take a look.
More new work on the way!
This past month, I was feeling really cheerful and thankful for the time I had to enjoy household tasks.
One morning, I was standing on a dining room chair with one foot on the table cleaning the little chandelier that hangs there. Granted, the sun was shining bright on the snow and in
that does wonders for the heart at this time of the year.
Like a lot of other people, I really bond with my house and want to have the time to enjoy taking care of it. Not that it always works out that way.
It’s those times when I’m in the moment that give me an emotional boost.
I consider myself a sensitive person (or a highly sensitive person!). I’m often overwhelmed with the size and number of the world’s problems. I try to live in such a way that I effect positive change and it’s these little tasks, the joy of family, and the beauty of art and nature that keep me from stumbling over the sorrows outside of my sphere of influence.
And did I mention? Bring on the spring!!