Tuesday, 21 January 2014

We'll Meet Here, oil en plein air, Jill Peckelun



It is January and it is cold but above freezing so I'm outside working up a small painting of these pagoda-like gazebos.  I am so attracted to their dark mystery.  They speak of far off summer weddings and celebrations of course.  But I'm attracted to their atmosphere, both welcoming and secretive.



Thursday, 9 January 2014

Paint Out Chadds Ford


 Just found out that I have been juried into the Paint Out Chadds Ford! Better get my long johns and hand warmers ready for painting the first weekend in February!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Day After Christmas by Julie Riker


I am finally getting around to posting about this plein air experience I had on the day after Christmas.
There is so much activity leading up to the holiday - things to make for family, friends, and clients.  I have always enjoyed the release of obligations once the holiday is over.  I woke up that morning to a blanket of fresh snow.  When the sun came out I knew what I had to do.  It was peaceful painting on this wooded path.  The only other person I saw was a woman walking her dog...probably enjoying the same sense of solitude that I was.
I wish everyone peace in the new year!
8x10 oil