Friday, June 30, 2017

Scavenger's Spoils



"Scavenger's Spoils" , oil , 6 x 6"
  Two robin eggs were left after the farm birds had started thinking about leaving for the warmer south, as summer announced it departure last year.  I kept the nest and the forgotten eggs in the studio, planning on future still life works. It has taken me this long to 'get my act together'.
New eggs have been started since this years arrival of our farm's robins. Life goes on. A new summer has just started too, along with all the promises it brings. Something old. Something new.  "Scavenger's Spoils"
 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A Painting.....Like A Copper Penny



"Like A Copper Penny" , mixed media, 18 x 18"  copyright 2017

 

A chestnut horse running in sunshine... in a field colored in spring.......so beautiful. It's coat of orange shines like a copper penny.
Full of joy!
Again I am exploring abstract landscape....and attacking my subject matter with a more realistic brush. The work is done with charcoal, acrylic and casein. It is a difficult painting to photograph, as it has gold in it too....in the brilliant golden spring sunshine streaming thru the wooded back ground and onto the copper coat of the chestnut horse.
 This painting is offered unframed, but doesn't really need to be framed, as it is on gallery wrapped canvas and is ready to hang. A contemporary look.
 
Spring is a busy time for us here on our small farm. Gardens are starting to bloom and grass needs mowing. Our carriages and harnesses are coming out of winter storage and time is spent with our horses, getting back to driving. I know trips to the carriage roads of Acadia are in our near future. Life goes on....and it seems to be at lightning fast speed lately.  I try to get into the studio on a daily basis , but must admit that seems to be more sporadic that before.  But I will paint.