Friday, April 29, 2016

Two 6x6 Gallery Wrap Paintings

Into the Forrest

oil on gallery wrap--no need to frame
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Afternoon Sun

oil on gallery wrap-no need to frame

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A few weeks ago I bought 5 gallery wrap size 6x6 canvases with the intention of doing a series.  Did I know what the series would be?  No.  But once I got started I decided on
landscapes tying all together by using some of the same
colors or variations of the same.

I have another series to do--just got the canvases in the mail today from Jerry's Artarama.
Not sure what I will work on tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hunter Farm Pond

oil on canvas panel

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This was painted yesterday morning at Hunter Farm. Our little group meets at a different place each Tuesday for a painting session. There is nothing like painting plein air on a lovely warm, but not hot, day.

We have been to Hunter Farm numerous times because everywhere one looks there is a potential painting. I always walk around
for a few minutes to see what's new but mostly to observe the light on a subject.  Then I have to
be sure I can find a place in the shade to set up.  Many artists carry an
umbrella so they can set up anywhere, but I hate to have one
more thing to carry!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Painting at the Mint

Painting on the Grounds of the Mint Museum

oil on canvas panel

I painted this one en plein air last Tuesday with my painting group, The Plein Air Buds.  The grounds of the Mint Museum are fairly extensive with trees, open areas of grass, roses, etc.  I walked around looking for a spot--as I usually do when I arrive.  Finally I knew I better get started so I decided on this one.  In plein air painting it is important to always set the easel up in shade, or otherwise you painting will be too dark.  Been there!  I brought it inside and it just died right before my eyes!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Clyde Edgerton

    Some of you may have read some books by North Carolina writer, Clyde Edgerton.  I've read a few and thoroughly enjoyed them.  Maybe it's time for me to look up some of his latest books.  He was a guest speaker during Library Week where I taught at The Walker School in Marietta, Georgia, quite a few years ago.

Well, now he is also a painter--a plein air painter at that!  Our State magazine published an article he wrote about plein air painting.  It's interesting with a really good explanation about what plein air entails.

Here is a link if you would like to read the article.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Plein Air Tuesday

Morning at the Mint Museum

oil on canvas
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Our plein air group meets each Tuesday at a different location to paint together.  I was so happy and excited when I found this group.

Today was the Mint Museum here in Charlotte.  Beautiful weather, clear skies, good light, interesting shadows--all good except for a few annoying gnats.  

Monday, April 18, 2016

I May Be Blue!

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I May Be Blue!


Oil on gallery wrap canvas--no frame necessary--sides are painted black

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This is another of my series of female figures with fish.  I am enjoying the odd pairing of the subjects as well as the whimsical approach.  It looks a little fuzzy here--I'll try to take a better picture.  Actually I think the photo is fine but I had to enlarge it to post.  I have Windows 8 which I
consider evil and my photos get lost somewhere on my computer--therefore I usually just email it
to myself and then copy it, but it does make it smaller. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Chaos in the Dining Room

I am getting ready for the annual Big Saturday Art Show at Charlotte Country Day School.  I love being a part of this show, but my studio is not big enough to get everything framed, wired, inventoried, etc.  That's where the dining room comes in handy!

I'll post photos of the paintings later once they are all framed and looking proper.
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