Sunday, June 29, 2008

Moscow Paintout Report

We met in Moscow at the train station to try to get a few paintings done for our upcoming show at the freight house. Five people were there: Ryan Frania, Mary Ann Williams, Laura Adams, Sue Hand, and myself. Here are pictures of them at work--I finally remembered my camera!

Ryan is our youngest member--entering 7th grade in the fall. Don't let his size fool you--he's a powerful artist. He recently had his first solo show with 28 oils, watercolors, and ink drawings. I saw the photos and the work was impressive. Due to the changeable weather he didn't have a finished painting when it was time to leave but he had two great starts--one done when the sun was shining and the other done under the building overhang during the rainy time.

Also added a photo of the freight house where we will be showing our work.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Waverly General Store

Connected with Mary Ann and Joanne yesterday afternoon to paint in Waverly. Mary Ann said that she was glad I keep forgetting my camera. Anyway--she and I painted the General Store and Joanne painted a nearby house. A couple of people stopped by to visit a bit and I came home tired but mentally refreshed.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Dalton Farmlands

This is the third of my "catch up" posts. Again painted with Mary Ann and again without taking along my camera. We met and drove around a few minutes before settling on this spot where we both did two paintings. She's getting used to the water soluable oils and making good progress with them. Anyway, here are mine............the tree study is very small (about 5x7).

Moscow Train Station

Again I forgot my camera! Mary Ann and I got together to paint and view the space for our upcoming Moscow exhibit. These are my efforts for the day. I think I need to go back--not convinced that my architecture is correct.

Painting With Mary Ann

Met Mary Ann Williams at the Waverly Exit of Rt 81 to paint. We had a great time but I forgot my camera. I'll post my painting and we have to hope that she learns to upload hers to show us. This still needs a little bit of work--we were out in bright sunlight and I used colors that were too dark. Adjusted a bit the next day but not quite finished with it.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

PEPS North Paints Little Elk Lake

Chris Lathrop making a watercolor of her cabin near Dimock on Thursday. It was a lovely day of painting. Where were you all? Note the "Plein air Painter's dream" in upper right. Even the outhouse is picturesque.

Many were invited, few came. PEPS North is an informal email group of northerly members who do not wish to travel too far to paint...most locations are in Susquehanna County...anyone can organize an outing for anytime and notify the others. If you are not on the "PEPS North" list and wish to be, let me know.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Moscow Paintout

I'm going into my last week before the next chemotherapy so am expecting to feel fairly strong this upcoming week. Mary Ann and I are planning a paintout in Moscow to prepare for our show there at the end of August. It is to be our first showing of "Whistle Stops and Depots" along with "Scenes from Moscow". Anyone who wants to join us is welcome. We haven't set a date and time yet but if you are interested, let me know and I will keep you informed. Phyllis