I figured out why I like this spot to paint. The little red house totally looks like Snoopy's dog house.
Other News: SIDEWALK SALE! This Thursday, Friday and Saturday at White Magdelena - the paintings that are there will be 20% off for the event AND I'll be doing a live demo on Saturday at noon outside, if rain, the inside. . .
I was sitting around, eating these blueberries, thinking what, do tell, should I paint.
Other News: I'm preparing for the Sidewalk Sale which is THIS Thursday, Friday and Saturday at White Magdelena in Hingham Square. I'm sorting through my year of 6x6" panels and bringing a bunch down for sale.
More News Still: I'll also be doing a demo on Saturday at White Magdelena at noon.
SOLD I did two paintings today, The Little One, above is 6x6" and The Other One, below is 12x12" -
Other News: Brie is sulking. I took her on and errand to the bank, and even though she sat very, very still, like a seemingly well mannered dog, she did not earn a treat - I usually have a spare in my pocket for such emergencies, life is too short for needless disappointment, but I forgot.
Below, 12x12" available at White Magdelena, 781-749-0048
Okay, so maybe all these days in a row outside, just calls for a still life of nice, safe vessels and one non-changing light source. I started outside today and proudly killed two paintings, just couldn't get in a groove - but I met some nice people outside, so all was not lost. And then came home and set out the blues. . . when in doubt, paint things that are blue (oh and green).
Despite two GPS thingys, an old friend I grew up with happened to be lost in this obscure spot at exactly the same time I was wandering around looking for the right place to set up, which, may I add happens to be one hour from where we grew up. What are the chances?
Other News; I'm still doing still lifes in my spare time, but I've just had too many fantastic opportunities to get outside, that I can't pass up! I'll bring those to White Magdelena, which incidentally, I'll be painting at tomorrow at noon. . . (Saturday).
Cows do not answer to yoo-hoo, hey cow or kissy face noises.
I should know, I tried to get this cow to look at me the entire time while painting. When I realized the racket I was making, I decided to keep quiet so I wouldn't scare the uncooperative things off.
Anyhow, this particular type of cow is very rare. It's part polar-bear, part cow and part Brie, the dog. I had to make up some stuff as I went along, relying on my mental cow library that has seemingly not been updated since I was three.
Other News: I'll be doing a free, live demo of useless cow calls this Saturday at White Magdelena at noon - and I'll paint while I'm there too.
The lobsters are happy. I wanted to add the lettering to red banner advertising lobsters, which incidentally is what made me want to paint this scene in the first place. But when I did put the words in, it looked weird. So, I took it out. But if you are a lobster for sale here, you're safe, because you'd never know it with my version of this sign.
Had I not left the house last night, I would have been right back to painting flowers in the blue vase. But thankfully, I did leave the house and got to see many, many, many paintings by an area artist I admire. And because of this I realized, flowers can be put in anything. . . like a coffee can!
What are the chances? I had such good luck today, I was having a difficult time interpreting some of the coloring on the actual boat - I just didn't know what to do and lo and behold, the boat owners started painting that part of their boat!!! More specifically the part I couldn't figure out! And even better, they chose a new red color - now red, that's my color - what a strange coincidence. If only all of life's problems could be painted a favorite color - precisely as one needed it!
I promised myself no blue cup today. So, the white one stood in. I should do some sort of group of just blue vase paintings, really, it's not that I'm short on ceramics, believe me. But for good behavior today, I'll reward myself tomorrow by. . . yup, painting the blue vase!
Other News: On Saturday I'll be near White Magdelena painting - if you pop in at noon I'll be there.
I painted under a very kind apple tree today (it did not drop any apples on my head). Today was the Hull Secret Garden Tour and way up on top of Allerton Hill there was a refreshing breeze, the nicest hosts and the most interesting things to paint.
This is one of the little paintings I did today it's the chicken coop and the greenhouse - the greenhouse was intimidating, I thought HOW am I going to make this look like a greenhouse? But what really drew me to this area in the first place was the heart on the shutter of the coop. I had to wait until I got home to put the heart in with a much smaller brush. I generally don't use a small brush so I don't travel with one, but the heart on the shutter was a detail I couldn't leave behind.
This below was not done on the tour, but I was experimenting with a different light earlier, so I thought I'd show you. As I live with these flowers, I have come to realize, I really like their underside. . . that weird orangey yellow color is fun to make and experimenting with it's values has been good for me.
I painted almost at the front of White Magdelena today - I keep getting closer and closer to high visibility (the front). . . Sunday is the garden tour, I'll be at 17 Tierney Ave in Hull from 10 - noon.
The random security words one has to type into websites to make sure one is indeed a real human person make great titles for paintings. . . I keyed Figment Park in earlier today to some website I was commenting on, buying from and/or perusing . . .
Other News: We haven't played my favorite game in awhile. . .
Guess Brie's Oddment.
If you are new to the blog, I signed Brie, the dog/office assistant - but soon to be agent/art collector, up for one of Duane Keiser's Oddments. We are enthusiastically awaiting #308 but in the meantime it's fun to guess what my very own (er, um, I mean Brie's) Oddment will be. Today she's hoping for a still life of kibble.
Another little one w/the same fabric. Bored yet? Sadly, I'm not. I'm also posting the 12x12" I finished and guess what? This morning I finished a 24x24" I started - last summer. I know, what was I waiting for, right?Well I had started it at a workshop and it wasn't until yesterday, during my 100millionth walk by of it, that I realized, I could just set something similar up again and finally finish it!
Just when I thought I'd never paint anything but sunflowers again, the daisies made their appearance in the garden. So did some weird vine, which I'm pretty sure is a weed, but I digress. Maybe sunflowers and daisies together?
Other News: Brie had a two night slumber party and is back, fluffier than ever.
More News Still: I got to go kayaking two days in a row - I know! Such luck! And I did a 12x12" painting this weekend too, I've got to scan it in but then I'll post it.
When one spends a few weeks, being shy in the same back alley, one starts to see all sorts of things that one did not see before. . . the back alley (okay, it's a walkway, alley sounds more interesting) has plenty of things to paint.
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I'm having another one of those painting spells in which I can't get enough of painting the same thing over and over. I now want a yard full of sunflowers. I planted some once but, er, um, I didn't plant them in the sun. I know, how'd I mess that up?
Other News: Kayaking tonight!!! YIPPPEEEEE!
More News Still: Live, painting demo, Saturday, Hingham Square, behind or beside White Magdelena - if you come at noon you'll be sure to catch me. . .
I've been enjoying Artists Helping Artists on Blog Talk Radio, with Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry - I particularly like this one episode, because they mention me! listen here But today's is just as good too because they talk to Carol Marine. . . my favorite!