Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunflowers and old trucks

This was painted 2 weeks ago while standing on the side of the road, near this beautiful field of sunflowers.  

It was warm out so I stood under a tree.   It was a great day, great late summer light.  Hard to believe it's the end of August.

This painting has been sold.

Chincoteague Plein Air event

Last week, hubby and I trekked down to the Virginia Eastern Shore for the Annual plein air event on Chincoteague Island.  The weather bounced from being hot and humid, to rainy/gloomy, to cool and damp.  Each day brought different painting conditions.  Despite the weather, I was able to paint 6 paintings.

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos.
For some reason, we forgot to photograph all the paintings before we framed them.
This one is a house/shop on Ridge Rd. 6x9 pastel "Patchwork"

This one is a landmark across the way from the colorful house.  "Viking" 6x9 pastel.  SOLD

My friend and I challenged ourselves to paint a nocturne.  We were up past midnight at Memorial Park painting the moon.  This is "Just Before the Witching Hour" 9x12 pastel on black Fabriano paper

This is a painting of the "Purple Pony" 8x10 pastel.  It was difficult to take the photos once they were hung at the show, not a great photo but you get the idea.

"Jack" 5x7 watercolor & ink.  Jack is a sea gull that lives by the Fairfield Inn/Jack Spot Restaurant.  He is spoiled by the folks that go there.  I had to follow Jack around the restaurant in order to do this portrait of him.  SOLD

"Puddle Ducks & Friend" 6x9 pastel Chincoteague has ducks everywhere.  I painted this behind the Catholic Church.  They all came running over to me as I was setting up my easel.  Unfortunately I had no snacks for them....My son loves ducks so I am giving this painting to him. 

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