Monday, September 29, 2008

Fall Corn Field

Fall is my favorite time of year, even though it's a bit melancholy.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

End of Summer Fruit

Man Reading Newspaper

This is this weeks challenge from artist Karin Jurick. What a great way to paint something from someone else's camera and then see many different interpretations of it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Morning Mist


This is this weeks submission for a blog presented by Karin Jurick, in which Karin posts a photo to
and artists are invited to paint their interpretations. It's a stroke of brilliance!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Morning View from Back Door

The light isn't always this dramatic when I let my dog out at 5:45 every morning, but there is often light that is worth noticing.

Lake Gordonier

This is a small plein air painting that I did at my friends' cottage in the Muskokas. It is a beautiful, peaceful spot, and my friend Marylin and I painted while Marylin's husband happily worked on his latest project, a tool shed.
My first painting was a dud. I fought with that blasted french easel, trying to get it set up on uneven ground (my subject was a moss covered rock on a path in the forest with lovely dappled light), and got covered in paint, and by the time I was set up the winds had blown the clouds away, and the lighting had completely changed. I was determined to get a painting out of this set up, and I carried on. My dog had a good time being entertained by chipmunks and other critters while she waited for me. My set up set the tone for the painting. I left it at the cottage.

The second attempt on the same day was happier. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, and the light was not quite as changeable as in the am.