Thursday, September 30, 2010
The painting in France adventure continues: As the sun left us each evening, sinking below the treeline we would watch in awe, tired from painting all day, happy a dinner, wine and conversation would follow. We knew it was only "Until Tomorrow" till we would feel the sun again.
Oil on panel, 8" X 10"
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
While setting up to paint on the river bank the skies opened up for the first time since landing in France. The skies parted revealing a brilliant blue promise for the days to come.
Oil on panel, 9" X 12"
Monday, September 27, 2010
I arrived home from France happy and tired. Painting and living with a group of women artists from across the U.S. was an experience of a lifetime. This painting was the first piece of the trip and a typical view for the region. While painting the church bells rang out the time, at one point I thought a cow was singing with the bells. Later I found out that the cow just knew that it was the "dinner" bell and she was really hungry.
Oil on Panel, 8" X 10"
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Driving around Lake Tahoe last weekend we saw several small streams allowing snow melt to feed into the turquoise waters of the lake. Hiking in a bit off the road this view of the Aspen trunks reaching up amongst the pines to bask in the sunlight on the bank of the tiny stream caught my brush.
Oil on Panel, 6" X 8'
I am hanging my "gone painting" shingle out once again. Heading to France, near Poitiers to paint for a couple of weeks. I will have my laptop and hope to post to the blog. I'll do my best.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Today unpacking from the Tahoe trip and starting to pack for France I thought I would take a quick break and get the brush wet. Thinking of the Teton Valley's lovely Cottonwoods, this little study took shape. Oil on panel, 8" X 6" sold
Thursday, September 02, 2010
The Malibu Lagoon is golden this time of year, summer is ending and fall is looming around the corner. The mountains glowing in the distance caught my attention when finding this scene. I am traveling over the next 4 days and hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend.
Oil on Canvas, 14" X 18"