Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunny Days

Our sunflower seeds never came up this year so I have been looking for them everywhere I go. These were across from Artist and Craftsman - the super tall variety. I love how luminous the petals are in the sun.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Two Plums

Two Plums

We went to Rosemont yesterday, our favorite little market in Yarmouth. I couldn't resist these little plums, just slightly bigger than a cherry. So cute!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Carol, Take 2

Carol is such a wonderful teacher and so generous in sharing her talents - I have learned so much this weekend! And all of the information she shared can apply to any artistic medium. Doing something everyday is the key to improvement, just like playing the piano. I loved this exercise in which we had 10 minutes to complete a little study on one object. It's amazing how much you can learn in such a short amount of time. I was really loving cherries by the end of this activity - and was grateful that I had more in my bag (I was really craving them at this point) They even tasted better...yum!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Carol Marine

This weekend I'm taking a Carol Marine painting workshop with my daughter, Lauren. She's a Daily Painter whose work I have always admired; we were so excited that she was coming to Maine! While it was initially a Christmas gift for Lauren this was truly a gift for me, on so many levels! We teach children's art classes together but it's the first time we've ever taken an art class together. What fun! I haven't painted with oils in a very long time so there were many technical issues to overcome. Capturing shadows with oil paint is hard! Oh, but we are loving this....and it's so nice to be working with other artists.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lemon Bowl

Lemon Bowl

The light through the glass has this delicate lace effect. And the warm sun radiating through the window is creating a wonderful lemon fragrance.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lemon Reflections

Lemon Reflections

The lighting is so much fun to play with!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lemon Trio

Lemon Trio

This one reminds me of a pie cooling on the windowsill. It's too hot to bake so my pie will be more in line with a refrigerator version - perhaps chiffon?

Monday, August 16, 2010


Lemon Duo

Lemons were on sale today so I couldn't resist buying a whole bagful. It's such a happy fruit... They remind me of my friend, Terry, who puts them out by the bowlful in her house in Laguna Beach. I am preparing for a painting workshop with Carol Marine so I am in still life mode...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Beach Walk

Ocean Meadow

I love how the beach landscape is ever changing. The Queen Anne's Lace is out today!
Lace in the Wind