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Friday, November 18, 2016

Roanoke in October

9 x 12
oil on canvas
A paint out was held during a fall festival in nearby Roanoke, Indiana last month. I didn't get a great photo before I popped it into a frame for the competition so this isn't the best image. But on the upside, it won first place. Yay! Plein air painting still takes effort for me, but I'm really enjoying it more and very much appreciating the advantage of seeing color before it's altered and flattened out by photography.  This painting is available at Castle Gallery Fine Art

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Something New

22 x 28
Oil on canvas board
I recently had the honor of being hired to paint live at a wedding reception. It was challenging to hold back on getting "too precious" with details since there was so much activity to represent. I tried to grasp the likenesses of these lovely people the best I could so there are a lot of tiny portraits in this. It was an awesome experience. Now to get back to my bigger brushes!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fall on 5th Avenue

14 x 11
oil on canvas panel
While visiting my son in Princeton, New Jersey, we took a train into Manhattan and spent the day. The weather was perfect and warm for early November and the sun stayed out all day, giving us this display of light and shadow through the trees. Central Park is to the left and just across the street, out of view, was the stunning Guggenheim Museum. This painting is available at Castle Gallery Fine Art

Friday, November 11, 2016

Welcome Downtown

16 x 20
oil on canvas
I haven't been posting much, just having a lovely but busy summer and fall, so I'm going to try to catch up a bit over the next few days. This is my city, painted from a photo I took while my husband was driving. I was experimenting with a new camera which I clearly did not have on the right setting to avoid the blur, but then I liked it. I think the painting captured that feeling of dynamic activity and potential I always feel when coming into downtown. This was for an Indiana Bicentennial invitational exhibit held this summer at Artlink Gallery.