Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Prudence Island Ferry, 16x20 Acrylic

This is a plein air piece done at the Prudence Island Ferry Landing in Bristol, RI. I'm attracted to the shapes of the Ferries and the day was irresistable!
Hanging now in the Westport Rivers Show through September 10.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

More Tulips, 9x12 oil on board

This photo actually looks dull compared to the painting... I'm not so good at Photoshop that I know how to fix that yet. The sight of the fields in bloom are a shock to the eye - the tulips en masse are so vivid and luminous you can't even believe it. I will try a larger piece based on this one at the studio.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Swayback Barn, 11x14 Acrylic

Hanging now in the Westport Rivers Show through September 10. This is just a plein air sketch (1 hour) done yesterday on the Cape with Denise & Phyllis when we went to check out the Cape Cod Art Ass'n Juried show (from which I was rejected :P). It was a good show and the ice cream cone which followed sure took the sting out of the rejection! Then, after determining that the beach was way too windy, we stumbled upon this lovely (in my opinion - I could have bought the property and moved in in a heartbeat) old 1/2 cape with a swaybacked barn. We were all 'taken' with the setting and quickly determined that nobody lived in the house, so we set up to paint! I'll also upload a photo of the barn. Yes, I 'extracted' colors, but I think I'm just seeing this way these days! "Doctor!!!?"

Adamsville Landing, 8x16 Acrylic on Board

This is a larger piece (though on the computer it looks smaller!) based on the plein air study on my other blog - http://kelleymacdonalddailypaint.blogspot.com/ and it just tweaked the colors a bit. It seemed to call out for a more horizontal format. It's such a serene place, I think for sure it's as good for high blood pressure as 2 prescriptions!
Hanging now in the Westport Rivers Show through September 10.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Pansies, 14x18, acrylic

The garden is really shaping up. I took advantage of 'no wind' yesterday morning and started in on this view of one of the urns that boarders the vegetable garden. Don't you just love how cheerful pansies are? Whenever I look at them they make me smile!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Westport Dunes, 18x18, acrylic

It was a sunny, warm day, and I couldn't resist heading for the beach! Love the way the dunes fall away from each other. I wanted to make this a cheerful painting, more expressionistic than realistic.