Monday, September 23, 2013

Welcome Fall....

I welcomed the first day of Fall by spending it 
creating
art
with 
my 
art sisters...




"Autumn is a second Spring
where every leaf is a flower."
~Albert Camus


Evidence of the truth of this quote 
right in my own backyard
in this pokeweed leaf
showing brillant fall color!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

An outdoor studio day...

Today was the next best thing to plein air painting. I worked on a painting from one of my photo references outdoors with art sister Denise. We made her patio into an outdoor studio for the day!
 This piece was started with a graphite sketch on 
White Wallis sanded paper,
then I used water to move the graphite around a bit.
 A liquid acrylic underpainting came next.
I got a litte carried away with the Pyrrole Red!
 Not to worry,
the pastels come next and will cover much of it.
It's coming along....not finished yet,
but a good days work!