Sunday, October 23, 2016
I've been thinking of resuming blogging for a few weeks now but have been putting it off because I didn't know what to say. The last time I posted on my blog was May 29, when my husband was in the hospital. He passed away in early July.
We were together for almost 40 years, so adjusting to life without him has been sad, uncomfortable, lonely. I'm so grateful to the friends and family who have helped me get through this difficult time.
Recently I started painting again, going out with my friend Ann for a few plein air excursions and meeting up with the portrait group I've been going to for quite a few years. Keeping busy, putting one foot in front of the other, you get used to your "new normal". Time does heal, slowly, and getting out on a warm autumn day in the woods is restorative.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Saturday, April 9, 2016
I've been going to figure drawing more often lately and trying to do at least one portrait drawing while I'm there. This was done with a Sofft knife and Panpastel on gray paper, highlighted with white.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
On March 7 at 7PM I'll be doing a portrait painting demonstration at the East Providence library. It's free, stop by if you're interested.
Classes I'll be teaching this spring- I'm going to be pretty busy for a month or two:
The Portsmouth Arts Guild-
Portrait drawing and painting, on Wednesday mornings starting March 16.
The Westport Art Group- A first for me, a portrait WORKSHOP!
Two days, Friday and Saturday, tentative dates are May 13 and 14.
Portrait demo open to the public on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30.
And, South County Art Association, Portrait Drawing and painting, Thursday mornings at 10AM, starting March 31, 10AM.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"
Horses and chickens roam freely on Vieques Island. These two were on the side of the road when we stopped to look at the 300 year old Ceiba Tree. I painted this from a photo after I got home.
You can read more about our trip to Puerto Rico at my blog RideWalkHikeBike. http://ridewalkhikebike.blogspot.com
Thursday, February 18, 2016
I really don't want to let go of the time spent there! The weather was so great, and I had a sketching partner, Ed Huff- you can see his work here- we spent some lovely mornings in Isabel Segunda with our sketchbooks and watercolors.
Playa Grande was a beach like no other I've ever been on- miles of sandy beach that we had all to ourselves.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
I did a number of little watercolors while I was on Vieques last week. Most are done on a 6"x 6" block of Fluid watercolor paper. The horizontals are half sheets, about 6" x 3".
These were done at Playa Media Luna (Half Moon Beach), a lovely protected cove (although there should be more space between the two paintings than there is.) My advice, if you're going to paint on a tropical island- bring turquoise!