Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Working The Farm and Painting -That Is My Day

The garden's early blooming daffodils,so sweet.

My goodness, how times flies.  I have been busy…and a bit distracted. Spring has found its way into our neighborhood and our gardens still need tended…horses beg for attention. Some of my days, though, have found me in the studio. I have painted a few new works, shipped some of my work out to new collectors and to galleries and shows. I have delivered some art work River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta,Maine.  With spring comes walks with Nell, time to breath in the smell of our woods wet with melting snow, cedar, pine and spruce perfume the air, and birds are singing the age old 'rites of spring' songs. Life is good and sweet on the farm. I am starting to pack my pochade with the idea of getting out side and doing some painting of beautiful Maine……but for the most part, now my time is spent doing studio work.

 'Barn With The Yellow Door"  , Casein on paper,  8.5 x 13"

 "Barn With The Yellow Door" is a scene depicting our barn and my old  Tennessee Walker Duster, who I sadly lost last year... just about this time of year too. I miss the old boy, and as he was always my muse....when I went to paint our barn, my old Duster had to be in the painting too.

Our two Morgan boys, my 'Ginger Boys' , are now my muses....and this next work is of Devon. He prompted a mixed media piece in graphite and gold leaf. His face, chiseled and handsome, his large soft eye always gives my heart joy. Hopefully " Sweet Man' will touch someone else's heart too. I love the way the small gold leaf parts of the drawing highlight his face.

"Sweet Man" , Mixed media on claybord, 12 x 12"
 I am ready to start a new work now...in watercolor. So it is time to paint!!


martinealison said...


Il est vrai qu'avec l'arrivée des beaux jours nous sommes tous très occupés à l'extérieur.
Merci de nous dévoiler deux belles oeuvres.
L'amour de vos chevaux est tellement omniprésent qu'il habite également vos peintures pour notre plus grand plaisir.

Je te fais de gros bisous ♡

Jenny said...

What a sweet painting of your hours and barn. Animals can see into our souls. xo Jenny

Sue Clinker said...

Sorry to hear about Duster. I lost my old girl 18 months ago and still miss her lots.

Both works are lovely

I love daffodils. Ours have finished now and we're looking forward to Summer yeeeaaayyy!

Kpeters said...

Merci Merci Martine! You are so kind.
Ciao. kp

Kpeters said...

HiJenny! Thank you . Hope you are enjoying our spring weather!

Kpeters said...

Sue, it is always so hard loosing our furkids. Duster was born into my arms and left a big hole in my heart. Hugs..