Friday, June 5, 2015

 Bee Study 1.      I am thinking of titles for my two little bee studies....still wet.
 This is the same group of bees.  Bee Study 2

A view of the bees on my collection board (at top).  Off to the left (bottom) is a drawing of me by Cesar Santos and next to that is a painting of Cathedral Ledge, Jackson NH painted by Jennifer Keltos.  Both of these were made while we were at the Hudson River Fellowship 2014.  

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

One of the Museum Associates came out and took this picture of me.  Thanks for viewing.  The peony blooms are short lived in this weather...this Sat. they are dedicating the garden.

The start of todays study...I compressed the space between the flowers.  More room for the flowers!

Yesterdays study on the wall.

Nearly finished.

Most of the peonies are blooming right now.  Maybe I will go back tomorrow and try again!

Enjoyed painting the yellow peonies at the Hoard Historical Museum garden yesterday.  It is the Anderson collection of Intersectional Peonies....said to be the largest collection in the world of this variety! Silently contemplating fleeting beauty and wrestling with its hidden complexities compels me back to this site....I am all packed up and ready to start again.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

 "The Kingdom of Hours", oil on canvas, 60x40 painted on-site in the Hoard Historical Museum

My painting "The Kingdom of Hours" has a new home in the permanent collection of the Fort Atkinson Club.  I made the painting on-site in the Hoard Historical Museum in the "bird room".   The birds are arranged in cases all around the small room.  After standing and painting for long hours I started to feel like the birds were observing me.  Fort Atkinson Club  Hoard Historical Museum

Monday, April 13, 2015

Painting today.  Forsythia in bloom at the fence.  I love this green board, the pot, the fence....somehow in its simple unkept way it is beautiful.  Hopefully I will be able to finish it on Wed.  I need to add the rope from a sled which has been out all can see it just under my open-m box.

Maybe I will do a larger painting of this before everything leafs out.