Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring is "artficially" here!

Spring "plein air" painting season started early for the members of Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters when we were invited to the York Garden Show to paint "plein air" in the exibit hall!  Oh, the smell of damp soil and tan bark, of flowering bulbs...it was quite a treat.

I painted on Sunday, and after touring all the booths and constructed landscapes, I was drawn to a darker corner where some nursery pots were just "waiting backstage".  There was a mass of heliotrope, a few ferns and one bright red tulip pot at the front.  The colors were irresistible to me and I spent the entire day there!  The puddle on the floor from watering dried up and the tulips opened quite a bit during the 4 hours I spent there.  I tried to capture the best of both.

This is an 8 x 10 acrylic on canvas titled "Ladies in Waiting".  It will be for sale at The Artist Market of Pomfret Street, Carlisle PA.  Check out the Market on Facebook.

And check out the other SVPAP posts on their blog: susquehannavalleypleinairpainters.blogspot.com

Friday, January 14, 2011

I have hung a few works at The Artist Market, 16 W. Pomfret Street, Carlisle, that had not been shown there before.  This is 24 x 24 gallery wrapped canvas; acrylic painting with some collage work.  The rock and the feather were first collaged with tissue paper chosen from my boxes of stash.  The tissue paper is painted with a variety of colors and textures.  Once dry, it becomes part of my "pallette", to be chosen for just the right spot...then over painted to add shadows or more texture and color.  The imagery was chosen as a reminder of our stewardship to our earth and natural resources.