I was away for five days at Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks, and got quite a few photos. This painting is the first one I’ve done from there:
Last week was something a little different; I started out very loosely, and had to try to stay that way (not easy for me). Here it is: Lake Como Village, 12 x 16″
I was still on the still life kick last week, and did this arrangement deliberately trying to work in an “Old Master” style. Otherwise I mostly made jewelry, which I will post next.
I love still lifes, and tend to do them when I don’t feel like challenging myself. I get lost in the shapes and surfaces, and find it deeply meditative. Here is a recent one:
Florals are not quite as relaxing, but I’m drawn to them anyway. This one seems to have an aura of creepiness; Julie (at ArtSpace) said she liked it because it “wasn’t pretty.”
I think I might try to do one floral each month, so this is October.
I spent last week at Snow Farm, the New England Craft School, taking a workshop in “Working thicker in fused glass” with Alyssa Oxley. Besides the items in the curricula, I tucked some jewelry pieces in the corners of the kiln. The pieces need some finishing, so I will just post this one photo for now:
Always bite off more than you can chew! This is the Cathedral Close at Wells, England. I’m not quite sure why this scene appealed to me to paint, but here it is.
This is a second version of one I did a few weeks ago and felt it lacked life. This one seems a bit better, and it’s the one I chose to frame.
And finally, I felt like doing a still life. I’m not sure if it’s finished.
Here’s a painting I’ve been working on for a while, of the Chapter House steps at Wells Cathedral. I dragged my hostess in England there because I remembered this stair from a visit in 1963, and wanted to try painting it.
I’m a little late posting this; preparations for my show, as well as signing up to receive credit card payments, is cutting into my painting time!
This is a major revision of an older painting; the sun has come out!