Saturday, October 11, 2014

Plein Aire

Here is the proof that I really did paint outside. This was Day 2 of Liz Haywood Sullivan's workshop in Litchfield, CT. Yes, someone parked a car in the middle of my scene, but the beauty of art is sometimes what you leave out.

I learned a lot: about lighting, atmospheric perspective, value, value, and value.

Will I do landscapes? Sure. Plein Aire? Maybe. It certainly hasn't been crossed off my list.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Independence Peaches

Independence Peaches  11 x 14 pastel 

Independence Peaches was accepted into the Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibition, to be shown at the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT. The show runs from Oct 8 - Nov 9, 2014. 

I hope to post some of my plein aire paintings once I unpack from my workshop with Liz Haywood Sullivan, sponsored by the Connecticut Pastel Society. I never imagined going outside would reveal so much.