Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Muses painted together yesterday afternoon minus one of us, Patty, who was undergoing breast cancer surgery. Patty came through the surgery very well and I think our prayers had more than a little to do with that. It is also appropriate that we were painting at Rose's church and I know our prayers were heard.
Montra is located about 2 miles from where I live and is a very little town located on 3 hills in the middle of the western Ohio flatlands - thus the name - Montra - after the French word for mountain. These are hardly mountains, but Montra does stand a little higher than the rest of the landscape.
This painting is painted on an 8"x10" canvas panel and was painted en plein air in about 3 1/2 hours. One of those hours was here at home last night just pulling things together. The wind was blowing pretty strongly yesterday and my canvas did a lot of bouncing and moving around. It was a lovely, spiritual afternoon.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Painting at Patty's House - Patty's Redbud

We painted yesterday at my friend Patty's house in the was a beautiful day and we had a wonderful time.  There is nothing like the spirit of painting with good friends.
The painting is 8" x 10" and is painted on a canvas panel. 
There were three of us painting this tree and it is amazing just how different your paintings can be while painting the same subject.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Fox Island Adventure

Our painting group, Muses Mix Media, painted en plein aire today at Fox Island at Indian Lake State Park. It was a lovely day and we had a wonderful time. It was windy, so we took refuge behind the restroom building, out of the wind. I was situated under the "women" sign - it was so apropos since we were a group of women painting:) What fun! My painting started with an underpainting of burnt sienna which I then painted over with thicker paints. No knife painting this day!