Fall is here, the peak colors are fading and November grey skies are auditioning this week in Pittsburgh. So, this is a good time to revisit ( if only in memories and photos) those places we love and look forward to visiting again. Today, while looking for something to paint, I found a photo taken in 2013 of a stream in the White Mountains. The sky was overcast and it was rainy so there were no shadows to speak of but this place is one of the loveliest on earth, no matter the weather. This painting presented my three favorite challenges: water, rocks and trees. I only used six colors; Prussian blue, alizarin crimson , hookers green, yellow green, titanium white and Payne's grey. Mixing colors is one of my favorite things to do and I often will mix them right on the canvas, though not this time. This time I wanted to be clear about how I got what shade. Though, like some artists, I didn’t write it down; so replicating them again will take some playing around. I’m thinking it would be fun to do this same scene in Fall and Winter even though I have no reference photos and would have to use my imagination. What’s the worst that can happen? I could really make a mess. That’s what God invented gesso for! Hope you enjoy the piece. And, I hope you pull out some photos and paint some memories!
If you are reading this, I am dead. Oh, wait, that’s for my Will. Let’s start over- if you are reading this, you have found my Website. Yay! Welcome! I hope you will enjoy looking at my art and also that you might find something you want to look at everyday on a wall near you. If so, let’s talk. Follow the directions in "Purchase or Trade" and we’ll work out how to get your piece to you in one piece. As to practicalities, I take credit cards and can do lay-a-way. If you live in my area my personal assistant (aka husband) can deliver your piece. Otherwise there will be a shipping charge. You will find a variety of price points because I really do think anyone should be able to have original art they like in their homes without having to take out a loan. If you are a fellow artist with no budget to buy art but really like a piece, let’s talk trade.
I will be using this space to talk about art-surprise- my process, what I’m learning, what I’m thinking about art and it’s importance and place in my life and life in general. These are my opinions, and while I’m not sure entitlement and opinions go together, it’s pretty clear everybody’s got one- at least. Feel free to share your thoughts with me. Except for negative thoughts, cuz I don't need your negativity!