Friday, July 22, 2011

Settled in to Stay

While painting in Indiana with a painter friend we found this wonderful barn.  The owner wanted to fix it up since it had been in the family for such a long time.  As I painted the scene the barn seemed like it had been in that spot for a long time.  I hope the owner was able to make his repairs so the barn will be around a lot longer.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tiger Lilies in the Wind

This painting was so much fun to paint. I really enjoyed mixing the various colors to achieve the look of these orange flowers with purple slash like stripes. Not having cadmium orange on my palette may have been a disadvantage but it was exciting to mix away and paint these moving targets in the wind.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Shelter from the Storm

This painting was done in plein air on a painting trip to Indiana. How lucky I am when I travel and find wonderful places to place my easel. People are so kind to let me paint on their property and record, in paint, a little slice of their lives.