Sunday, April 30, 2017

"Inside Out" 8 x 10 oil

The Girls Just Wanna Paint group challenge this month was "imagination".   Interesting idea.  First I thought of Gene Wilder in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" singing "There is no world I know to compare with pure imagination.  Living there you'll be free if you truly wish to be."  Then I imagined living in Boston.  I am entranced by the antique rooftops against the sky of Boston, so here is my imaginary living room with comfy reading chair and big view of the rooftops I love.  
I tried to keep everything in the painting darker and warmer than outside. I will get back into the painting when it is dryer to push the values some more from the inside to the outside.  I like the design and it does pique my imagination.  Thanks for looking.  You can see all our images here.  
As always, thank you for looking.  I love your comments.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

"From Nigh Duck" pen & ink 6 x 9

Revisiting my sketchbook recently and came across this little sliver of summer.  We are again making plans for our trip to Monhegan Island.  March often seems like the longest month in the school year.  This year it has been cold and gray and raw, and heck with March coming in like a lion and heading out like a lamb. It is snowing tonight here in Massachusetts.  When spring arrives, it will explode on the scene, getting us even closer to some summer time on our beloved island.  When I look at this drawing, I can smell and feel the air.  Yum.