There’s been a lot of time spent burning fuel on Route 2 but this autumn should be more focused with Vermont at its best.
Painting from observation becomes tricky when the scene is ephemeral. With the fresh morning snow? or just the greenery of 11am? Backlit still life? Sure! Easy Peasy. We set ourselves up for challenges and then complain. This was my February.
I shifted things around and got myself a functioning studio, just a little chilly in February – time to look into diy insulation.
Make tea, make art. Oil paint on canvas. 8×8 inches.
I don’t have oil paints at home where I’ve been since March 13. I do have gouache, an opaque water soluble paint. A quick visit to my studio a month ago made clear to me that it wasn’t a good idea for me. I do miss miss my art neighbors. And then I’ll open thisContinue reading “Dead flowers – is it a Corona thing?”
On the Road to Carrizozo: painted from my memories of driving in the desert at dawn in New Mexico. I’m indecisive about the frame and have ordered another frame to try – a floater frame that will be a warm rosy brown. Once framed, it will be ready to send to its new home inContinue reading “Just needs a frame: another one leaves the nest”
This week’s themes involve cleaning in preparation to moving to a new studio and dang! laid low by a cold! I don’t have time for this! so the chicken soup and honey and lemon drenched tea has been drunk in copious amounts and I’ve emptied my studio of bags of trash. A bit of purgingContinue reading “There have been more creative weeks, but rarely more hectic.”
WOW! I’m a bit amazed – I knew it but there’s nothing like a Catherine Kehoe class to ramp up exploration and rethinking the work habits. This semester? how little do you need to make a head? The vertical image has all my exercises (plus drawings) – each piece presenting a different challenge: B&W, aContinue reading “Exercises or Exorcises? Did I mention a productive 3+ months?”