Thursday, June 26, 2014

Daily Painter Week Nine

I'm loving the flowers of the season.  This week, the lupine and lemon lilies were blossoming.  They volunteer every year to grace the field below our house with a lovely show of yellow, pink and purple.  Here are four little studies of the lilies.  I added some gold painted paper to the paintings for sparkle....

"Lemon Lilies"
4" x 6" -  watercolor and collage

"Rainy Day at Silver Lake"
6" x 8" - soft pencil on gessoed paper

I painted the above view of Silver Lake on a sunny day but this drawing gives a very different view of the same scene on a gray and rainy day.  Below is a drawing of the house that on the other side is the Barnard Post Office....

"Marsh House"
6" x 8" - pencil sketch

AndI enjoy doing simple line drawings like the plant below to keep my eye fresh....

"Aloe Plant"
6" x 10" - Sharpie marker

Monday, June 16, 2014

Daily Painter Week Eight

We just got home last night from our trip to Pinehurst, North Carolina, visiting our friends and checking out Pinehurst Course #2 where the Open was played.  We had a wonderful time and I did this first sketch while sitting in the shade.  It was over 90 degrees on Wednesday and getting out of the sun was most welcome to us Vermonters....

"Pinehurst #2 - the 18th tee"

Our hostess, Anne, has a beautiful garden and these are some of her flowers....

"Anne's Lilies"
5 1/2" x 7 1/2" - marker and colored pencil on watercolored paper

It was good to get back into the studio this morning after a week away.  The sweet little Siberian iris are blooming now.  They are much smaller than their cousins I painted last week.  

"Siberian Iris"
4" x 6" - watercolor and collage

I collages gold paper into the watercolors but it is difficult to appreciate the glow in the photos....

Monday, June 9, 2014

Daily Painter Week Seven

This week, the iris are in bloom here in Vermont.  So here is my take--or better yet, four takes--on this lovely frilly flower....

 4" x 6" - watercolor with collage

Lily of the Valley came and went and the lupine is blooming now.  Siberian iris are still budded and will probably bloom next week along with the lemon lilies.
The next two were done while working with Sandy in Randolph...

"Bend in the White River"
4" x 6" - marker and colored pencil on watercolored paper

"Lumpy Clouds"
4" x 6" - watercolor

And finally, below is a paraphrase of the great Tibetan meditation instructor, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's words.  They were shared on Susan Piver's wonderful online Open Heart Project and have been helping me keep my expectations a bit lower.... 

5 1/2" x 7 1/2" - marker and carbon pencil on watercolored paper

So, the daily artist adventure goes on....

Monday, June 2, 2014

Noah's Art in Stonington, Connecticut

Today my husband and I drove to Connecticut to hang my work at Noah's Restaurant on Water Street in Stonington.  Thank you so much Rick for your gift off an entire day!  Noah's is a lovely place with wonderful food in a quaint and beautiful little town right on the water.
Here are some shots of the show as it looked when we were finished.

"September Hay Rolls"

"Shadow Ribbons I", "Densmore Hill" and "Shadow Ribbons II"

"Sap Buckets on Calendar Hill, "July Field, Randolph" and "Posted on Advent Hill"

In all, there are twenty-two drawings and paintings.  If you're in the neighborhood, stop buy for an excellent meal and a look at the art work!