Sunday, September 24, 2017

View of the Coast in the Fog

Here's one more photo from last week's walk at Lynch Park on a very foggy afternoon.  Lynch Park is surrounded by water on three sides. From the point where i took this photo, you can normally look across the water and see Beverly's beaches and houses.  But in last Sunday's fog, Beverly was just about invisible, just a subtle gray shape in the distance.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mountain Painting from the 1980s

Yesterday I was surprised to see one of my old paintings posted on Facebook by a friend who lives far away. I painted this sometime in the 1980s when I lived in Lawrence, Kansas, and gave it to my friend when I moved away. It made me happy to see the painting again when my friend posted the image, and to consider that it has been in her house all this time, so I downloaded the jpg.  The image she posted was a photo of the painting behind glass, so there were a lot of reflections. Today I used Painter's digital pastel to soften the reflections a bit.  Back in the 1980s I didn't always take photos of my work, so it is nice to have this. This is acrylic paint used with water on watercolor paper. This was done around the time I started painting mountain landscapes, and it is part of what I jokingly called my "big bang" series, because I always included a burst of brushwork, like a creative explosion. Well, time passes, but some things remain.  Like the mountains.  And good friends. . .

Friday, September 22, 2017

Fog in the Cove (Lynch Park)

It has been foggy all week, here north of Boston (in Beverly, MA).  But it is great weather for photography, if you ask me! This is another picture that I took during a walk at Lynch Park last Sunday.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Apple Flowers (Digital Drawing)

Yesterday I created this little drawing, flowers made of apples.  This is for the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) when we eat apples dipped in honey.  I made this on my iPad with the Procreate app, which captures a stroke-by-stroke video as you draw.  If you want to see the video, check out the post for September 18, 2017.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Apple Flowers


Here's a little still life for  Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year).  L'shana tova means "Happy New Year".  I drew this on my iPad with the Procreate app, which captures a stroke-by-stroke video as you draw.  Sending this out to wish everyone a great year ahead.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trees and Fog (Lynch Park)

We have had a run of foggy weather here in Beverly, MA.  Fog is bad for driving but I love taking photos in the fog.  Here is a photo that I took during a walk at Lynch Park, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean.  In fact, the water would normally be visible in this photo.  I like the way the trees seem to disappear. . . .

Monday, September 18, 2017

Another Heart Shaped Box (As of Sept. 18, 2017)

I went to the studio at Porter Mill this afternoon and worked on this project for an hour.  I am covering this heart-shaped candy box with collage and decoupage designs created from printed metallic ribbon.  I have already done a lot of work on top of the box (on the left in the photo). It has orange and purple stripes and is going to have a gold border.  But today I concentrated on the bottom surface, which I am covering with brown metallic ribbon, accented with floral patterns in purple and green.  I feel encouraged as I cover more of the surface with ribbon and less or the original label shows.  But there is still quite a bit to do. . . . I call this project, "Another Heart Shaped Box" because it isn't my first one.  Follow this link if you want to see my first heart-shaped box: