Friday, October 6, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Nasturtium seeds were planted in early spring. The best way to paint a botanical is from one's garden!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
There's no shortage of lovely gardens in the Hamptons. East End of Long Island is famous for it's quiet beauty & light. But Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack, is truly special. This 2 acres garden is created by artist Rober Dash over a span of 50 years, using the earth as his canvas!
|Hornbeam Bower, six little leaf hornbeam trees that have been trained into a bower in the Dutch manner.|
Dash's remarkable sense of color & the way he inserted accents was unique. He revealed structure that others did not see.
|Love this path formed with sliced telephone poles!|
|Eduard Manet said that mauve is the color of the atmosphere.|
Gingko grove: a sculptural stand of fastigiate gingko & boxwood balls make for a wonderful modernist composition.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
|Gallery in Bridgehampton, LI|
Monday, July 24, 2017
Making the most of the outdoor. Another spontaneous plein air sketch, trying to capture the joy & beauty of a summer garden. I probably cant duplicate the breezy informality of this quick pastel, something about painting outside...
Friday, July 14, 2017
Been painting forever & I still don't know where & when inspiration is going to show up. The idea for this new design came about from a FB post from a serious poetry addict. The image of Peony under the moonlight just kind of stayed with me for weeks. If I wasn't looking for something else, I would never come acress this painting I did 20 years ago. Well, I've never seen the moon over my Peony, but I think I got the mood.
|Found this in my neglected closet!|
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Mohonk Mountain House. The sketch always seems to come out better when I'm playing with paints outdoor on a fine day. I think our state of mind can influence our physical condition & our bodies can affect our spirit.