Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mud Season

Mud Season 8 x 10 pastel

OK, I know it technically isn't mud season yet, but we had a thaw in February and the back roads were, um, muddy. I love all the colors in the mud and reflections, which almost always include...drum roll please... periwinkle! 

I trust I will have ample opportunity to paint more muddy roads over the next two months, so stay tuned.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Spring Produce

Spring Produce  12 x 12 pastel

It's lambing time here in Vermont. All new to me but I am learning a lot and have ready access to many moms and their offspring.

I forgot to take progress shots, but I did put this one in a frame. Frames always make things better— like a hat or gloves.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Around The Bend, Winter

Around The Bend, Winter  8 x 10 pastel

I really like painting snow, who knew? If I can remember where this is I'd like to paint it in every season.

Tomorrow is the opening reception for Art From Farm to Table at the Brandon Arts Guild, Brandon Vermont. I have not seen the show hung but am very excited and have heard quite a few friends will be attending. Maybe I will see you there?

Monday, February 26, 2018

Day 26 Afternoon Glow

Afternoon Glow  5 x 7 pastel
Day 26—11 days since my last post. I have been framing for my upcoming show Art From Farm to Table in Brandon Vermont. Finally got to the easel today and decided to play.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Day 15 Snow Day

Snow Day  8 x 10 pastel

Day 15 — I cannot tell you how much fun this painting was.

I have been trying to find some gals in the snow, without much success. I believe only beef cattle go out in this weather. You need a snowy day and then you have to be lucky enough to find them out and close to the road.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Day 14 — I've Got My Eye On You

I've Got My Eye On You  11 x 14 pastel  $650

Day 14— Technically this is the halfway point, if you consider February has 28 days. This painting was a struggle yesterday, so I wiped it out and watched the Olympics (yeah Shaun White!)

After going to see a great movie David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts I was inspired to revisit this Hereford. The movie was about his two exhibits: in 2016 82 Portraits and a Still Life and in 2012 A Bigger Picture. I think some of Hockney's color palette wore off on me.

My cousin Judy Albright and I are having a show in Brandon VT. Hope to see you at the opening reception March 2, 5 - 7 pm.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Day 12 — Spoon

Spoon  7 x 5 pastel  $75

Day 12 — Sometimes the day gets away from you — looking at gas fireplace inserts, photographing cows, finding a new Dollar Store. So when I got to the studio tonight, I saw a board with a spoon drawn on it and I thought that would be just the thing to paint. No reference, no rules.

Tomorrow, cows...