Monthly Archives: September 2008

Back Out Again!

Since the weather was so good today.  I decided to take advantage of it and head out on location again this evening.  I headed to MacLellan’s Brook where I was going this morning before I found a new location on my way.  It is cloudy tonight and the sun is a bit fleeting. I decided […]

New Location

I ventured out early in the morning with the intentions of painting a study in one of my favorite locations.  However, on my way I discovered a new spot I had never painted.  Usually it is shrouded by dense foliage, but with Mother Nature weeding out her foliage the spot became quite visible from the […]

Wine & Cheese

My husband and I attended an Invitational Wine and Cheese at Nova Scotia Art Sales and Rental.  It was meant to be a thank-you to artists, patrons and volunteers.  It was inspirational to see other artists’ work.  I wish I was closer to Halifax so I could take in events/talks with the arts community.  It […]

Quick Sketches to Hone Skills

A couple of weeks ago, I began quick painting sketches in my studio to further develop my observation skills and brushwork.  My objective was to set up simple still life and work intuitively completing mini paintings within an hour or less.  I added interest by focusing direct lighting on my subject; thus, creating contrasting areas […]

A Beautiful September Morning

It was one of those beautiful autumn mornings where the air was fresh , but not too cold.  It was a more pleasing morning today as the wind from yesterday had disappeared.  Moisture filtered in the air and clung to foliage.  I decided to go to MacLellan’s Brook today as I love this area and […]

Slide Show

My son put together a slide show of some of the painting stages “Years Gone By” went through before it was brought to completion.  I began with a small pencil thumbnail sketch (not shown) to determine my focal point and values.  Then thin washes of color were painted over the entire canvas.  I worked on […]