Friday, November 23, 2007

Experimenting with another medium

It's been almost a year since Santa brought me a new tool--metal point holder and two wires, one silver and one copper. I did a few in studio studies but finally took them outside with me. The first one that I did was shown in our Haybales Galore show in Berwick. It's silverpoint, 5 x 7" on illustration board. The other two were done on our vacation cruise. The Arrangment with White Mum is copperpoint and Beside the Pool is silverpoint. Both are 5 x 7" and not yet fully oxidized.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ford's Pond

Painted at Ford's Pond with Joanne one afternoon in October. Was a bit tired and short of time so rushed the painting a bit. Not sure that it shows what captured my attention-- but, might not have done better with more time either! It's 11 x 14" painted on a panel that had been used before for a totally unremarkable painting. Don't like scraping them down and reusing but my life has been busy and I didn't have any fresh panels made up.

Friday, November 16, 2007

OK--let's try this again!

Hopefully I can upload the two Factoryville Park paintings this time.
Ah ha! The top one is the second painting and larger that I spoke of in yesterdays post and the bottom one is the first (and it's a blurry photo).

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Painting in Factoryville Park

Painted twice this summer with Mary Ann at the little park behind the Factoryville school. It's a pretty spot. The first painting is 11 x 14". I'm happy with some parts of it but I think the values are too close together and it doesn't hold together really well. I feel better about the second painting even though it is much less 'finished'. It is 18 x 24".