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Friday, May 30, 2008

Secluded Pond

This 7 x 10 painting was done at the same arboretum as the last painting. They have gorgeous rhododendrons in bloom there. They even snuck into the pond area making this spot look even nicer than usual.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pink Blooms

I don't paint flowers very often, but the abundance of flowers this spring has called me a few times. This was done in plein air at the arboretum I've been going to. The rhododendrons have been spectacular. This is 4 x 6.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Vined Porch

4 x 6 ink and watercolor done of one section of the porch on the manor house at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. I love vines that climb and creep along the roof. Tried to capture them while the flowers were in bloom.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sandy Beach Path

I did this at the beach the other day. It is 7 x 11 and I painted sitting between the dunes to keep out of the wind. I'm always fascinated by the dune foliage and the fences. This particular beach has had such erosion the past two winters. The water is so far up the beach.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sunlight and Shade

This is my second painting of the historic house on the Longwood Estate on Long Island. It is a pre-Revolutionary war home. The last time I did the right side of the house. I plan to go back and do some of the barns on the property. This is 7 x 10.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Beach Sentry

I did this 7 x 10 watercolor of the Fire Island Lighthouse in plein air last week. I really love lighthouses, and this one is one of the few that I've found that you can get close to from any angle. I did hike about 1/2 mile to get to be right in front, but it was worth the walk.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Over the Rocks

I did this 11 x 14 painting for a class I was participating in on the WetCanvas site where we were doing water. We worked on reflections for a while and then everyone started doing waterfalls. I always found waterfalls difficult to paint, but after reading the tips given by the people in the group, I did two paintings. I was pleased with the way this one came out.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Crimson Fire

This 4 x 6 was done for the WetCanvas postcard exchange. I used a sunset photo I had taken when my husband and I were driving cross country. I love the silhouette of the tree against the colors of the sky.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Seat at the Edge of the Lawn

This 4 x 6 ink and watercolor was done in plein air this weekend at a local arboretum. It looked like a perfect place to sit and contemplate life.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sunset Walk

This was done for the WetCanvas postcard exchange. My reference was a photo I had taken at Hilton Head, SC. It was actually a sunrise photo. I like the silhouette of the couple walking along the beach...sort of romantic!