Friday, December 11, 2015

48. Into the Hills

Into the Hills

This painting is based on two other paintings of mine.  So this was a very different process for me.    The paintings that inspired this one are below:  the hills and light of the upper painting and the composition and idea of the lower one.

Monday, November 23, 2015

47. Through the Woods

This is a 18x36 that I have started - no t finished yet, but I like where it is going.  It is based on a plein-aire painting that was square in format and cool in tone.  I am trying to keep this loose and warm!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

46. Evening's Call

12"x 16"

I have repainted this landscape three times and finally am really happy with it. I reworked the composition of the grasses, so that they lead your eye into the paintings, and I changed the key of the paintings to a warmer tone.  I really looked at the hard edges versus the lost edges!  It is loosely based on a painting that I did in Maine.

Monday, November 16, 2015

45. Holiday Sale

Backyard Garden

This is one of the paintings that will be part of my Holiday Sale Collection on Daily Paintworks! 

Friday, November 13, 2015

44. Big Clouds

I finally finished this one - it started off loose then got tight and too dark and finally has finished up light and loose again!  It is 36x36 and I am really pleased with it!


Monday, November 9, 2015

43. Open Studio!

My Open Studio event is this weekend! 
Saturday and Sunday 12-5. 
Come by and say hi!! 

Lee's awesome new Homegrown Imperial IPA will be available for tasting! 

406 Dixie Dr 
Towson MD 21204

Friday, November 6, 2015

42. Glorious Autumn

Wednesday was another marvelous Autumn day here. 
I was lucky enough to be able to go out and paint!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

41. Morning Fog

This is the last big painting that I am going to start for my open studio (11/14 and 11/15)  It is 24x24.  I chose a 24x24 canvas because I have a frame that size!  But I am not sure that this painting will look good in it (pretty sure that it won't!)  Oh least I like the painting!  It is pretty dark in my studio right now - I will try to get a better photo in the morning!  

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

40. Autumn Morning

Autumn Morning

Yesterday was perfect!  I painted this is a park near my house.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

39. Dusk at Central Park

I am hoping to finish this one for open studio event which is coming up.  It is based on an 8x10 that I did of this view. this painting is 19x25.  The challenge has been to keep the looseness and spontaneity of the small painting (see below).  Viewing them together - it looks much darker than the original - I will have to go back and check my painting and see if it is the painting or the photo!

Monday, October 5, 2015

38. On the River

Here is a photo of my painting "On the River" finished.  It is 40x60 - but online it is difficult to understand how big that is!  So here is a photo with a scale figure (me!)  The painting gets delivered tomorrow ! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

37. Lakeview

​I started this one in Maine - and finished it in my studio.  It was inspired by canoeing on Crawford Pond early in the morning - around every corner was a paint-able scene!!  I have been back from Maine for several weeks, but I have not been able to get back to several of the paintings that I started while in Maine.  I did manage to finish a large commission - so that is exciting!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

36. Summer Shade

I painted this in mid-July on a hot sunny day near the bee hives at the University of Maryland Extension in Baltimore County.  It is a farmlike setting.  I found a place in the shade and was fascinated with the shapes of the shade - and all of the colors in the grasses.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

35. Evening at the Farm

I painted this at dusk just as the sun slowly sank across the fields and lit up the barn with a golden light.  Magical!

Monday, September 14, 2015

34. Brandywine Festival of the Arts

I just spent two days at the Brandywine Festival of the Arts - it was a very successful weekend for me.  This is one of the 17 paintings that I sold!  Now I have to air out the tent and panels and make sure that everything is dry before I put them up.  And then re-organize my studio so that I can paint again!  I have a commission that I need to complete!


Saturday, September 12, 2015

33. My Booth at the Brandywine Festival of the Arts

I will be at the Brandywine Festival of the Arts this weekend!  I am in Booth B06.  
The hours are Saturday 10-6:30 and Sunday 10-4

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

32. On the River Progress

Here is more progress on the large commission that I am working on.  It is 40x60 - so pretty big!

The final version is below!

Monday, August 3, 2015

31. On the River (progress)

Here is the beginnings of my new commission - first the compositional sketch and the a scaled down painting, based on the proportions of the final painting.  The canvas was just delivered - and my, it is big! :)  The painting is still too blue based on the painting that they liked....

Thursday, July 23, 2015

30. Daydreaming

 My goal for this week was to complete 3 pieces to submit to a show.  So I decided that I should paint to the sizes of frames that I have.  Makes sense, right?  Then I came across a stash of these 18x36 canvas panels, and I was off painting this crazy size for which I have no frames.  But this is my 2nd one ( the river painting on my last post was also 18x36, but horizontal).  Anyway, I am enjoying the size and the format.  I think that this is finished, so I am posting the progress photos below.  I often forget to take them, but I am usually glad when I do!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

29. On the River

While I have been painting a lot, I have gotten out of the habit of posting.  So here is the progress on this painting.  It is 18x36.  I really like the sense of light, end of day quality to it!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

From a collector

Someone sent me this photo yesterday of one of my paintings all framed and hanging in her entry!  I always love to see where my paintings find their home!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

28. Dusk

I painted this to take to a gallery next week - it is 16x20.  I chose this size because I have a 16x20 frame.  I have been interested lately in the last light of the day - dusk.  This is based on sketches and photos near Mechanicsburg, PA

27. Last Light (more progress)

I have been remiss in posting - but I have actually been painting A LOT.  I just got out of the habit of posting - which is terrible since I just read a book on how to improve your habits...Anyway, this painting is just about finished - the photo is a little darker than it really is.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

25. " Last Light" more progress

Here is some more progress.  I didn't get to paint much today - it was one of those days when being an architect interfered with being a painter.  I struggle with balancing these two careers.  But I am happy with the progress that I did make - and am trying to be thankful for being able to paint even a little today.....

Monday, June 8, 2015

24. Last Light 2 (Progress)

Based on my smaller painting "Last Light", I have started this much larger painting.  It is 24" x 36".  A lot of peopel have responded to my process photos - so I am trying to remember to step back and take photos at key junctures!

23. Last Light

"Last Light"

This is loosely based on a photo that I took after painting a barn in PA one evening.  I turned and saw this scene and it took my breath away!  The coolness of the shade in the foreground and the warmth of the fast-fading light.  I showed my husband the photo, and after I gushed, I could tell that he was non-plussed.  I then realized that I was responding to my memory of the moment and the scene more than the photo that i had.  So I tried to paint my memory - and I think that it worked! 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

22. Golden Glow

Golden Glow
Ptg 1, Day 1 of Residency

This is the first Painting that I painted while I was the Artist in Residence at Catoctin Mountain National Park.  I got there a little later than I expected, and was tired.  But the light was fantastic and I couldn't wait to start painting.  This was just outside my cabin.  The tress were lit up in the distance and seemed to glow with a light all their own...2 weeks later the leaves had filled in to such an extent that the trees in the distance were no longer visible...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

21. Breaking Day

12x12  oil on canvas board

This is another piece that I painted during the Chestertown Plein-Aire Festival. I actually got up and out very early one morning and drove to the Eastern Neck Natural Wildlife Refuge, which was about 45 minutes away. I wanted to get there as the sun rose - but I was a little late. I was set up by 7 am, and the sky still had this amazing peachy pink glow, underneath a bank of silvery clouds. It was worth the effort to be in such a beautiful place - but it was cold, 38 degrees, and there was as steady cold wind off of the water.....