Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Fishing's Done"

More Rockport plein air. These boats were through fishing for the day, parked and the owners were enjoying happy hour after a hard day. Some of the boat owners wanted to purchase the paintings of their boats, but our prices were probably what they make for the whole day fishing. They did enjoy watching us all paint their "prize possessions.".

Sunday, April 27, 2008

"Bait House"

I just got back from the annual Rockport Plein Air painting trip with 11 other people. We all had a great time and painted many local scenes. At the end of the day, several of us had painted the same vicinity, but all the paintings looked so different. This is an ink sketch I did of a little bait shack I then watercolored. We had a lot of wind, plenty of bugs and very irregular sunlight. That's the fun of plein air - you never know what "elements" will hamper your painting task. At the end of the day there were plenty of sunburns, show & tell, lots of laughs and stories to share. Great group of painting friends!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Design II

Available - This is pastel over watercolor - a design that I created out of my head one afternoon. It was originally an abstract tree, but I carried it beyond that. It works both vertically and horizontally and I wasn't sure which way to post. So maybe tilt your head to the right and see it the other way! Today was a good day - I sold 3 more paintings out of "The Home Spa" from my French travels. Way to go Rebecca!