This was my first time to paint Plein Air on a house boat.
Here are my latest abstract explorations with Acrylic paint, palette knives and 6×6 and the last a 8×8 gallery wrap canvases.
Accepted to the McCullough Hyde Healing Arts Exhibit
My husband Dave loved to watch the sunset over Lake Michigan. For over 30 years we returned to the lake in the summer, and watched in awe of the dramatic sky and peaceful rhythm of the waves. This time would be the last. The following winter, he passed away just before the pandemic took hold. While sheltering in place, it brought me peace to paint the bold color and fleeting light of time passing, remembering Dave’s life well lived.
While “Sheltering in Place” I felt like venturing into a more playful state of painting! I got out my palette knives and loaded my palette, and mixed my favorite colors, and spread paint like frosting to my heart’s content!
6×6”stretched canvas, 1.5”depth
More to come!
I decided to paint a Christmas Tree for a Post Card this year.
Painted on location this fall at a forgotten cemetery. Happy Halloween!
6×6” Acrylic on Canvas entered at Oxford Community Art Center through October.
3 of them were SOLD at the reception.
This painting won a purchasing award from McCullough Hyde Hospital.
8×10” acrylic and canvas panel.
It was cloudy and still but what we see is just a starting point. Sometimes unexpected result come from Plein Air painting. This photo shows how I embellished the scene. Mainly I added a field beyond the horizon for more interest, more elements that are simplified in the foreground. I waited for a sky I wanted to paint, I normally do that first.