Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Across Long Pond

There are many fresh water kettle ponds on Cape Cod. This is a typical house and scene from one of them. This painting was done while on the Cape and is rather imaginary. I sketched a house and then started painting and let it go with one thing leading to another.
My life has been hectic with lots of guests and a new baby. There is always a meal to prepare, some consoling of a crying baby and plenty of activity. Getting the little ones to their camps in the morning is fun. It is a special brand of magic that they bring.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Shady Spot

It's a hot day today and along the path there are shady spots with benches for rest. By 3PM the temperature peaks and then it starts to cool. You may need a sweater in the evening. Isn't that perfect? Just plan to be in a pool midafternoon.

In the morning, I sketched this bench and had to remember the type of shadows and cast shadows. They quickly changed over half an hour. I like the mottled effect from the light and how the light crossed the tree trunks. It would be nice to have a subject or two on the bench.