Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Faded, But Still Beautiful

"Faded, But Still Beautiful"
15" x 11"

I used to paint exclusively in watercolor, but it got to be more difficult to manage once I had kids. Waiting for layers to dry, taking care not to muddy the colors, making sure the paper was wet enough, but not TOO became nearly impossible when my kids were little.

Well, they're growing now, and even though I'm totally hooked on my pastels, I still like to play with my watercolors once in a while. Well, I got a terrible craving to do something loose and free with my watercolors, and this was the result. It was fast, loose, and lots of fun to paint!


12" x 18"

This is a moody view of Avery Mountain from my husband's aunt Calista's house in Tunkhannock, PA. I have always loved the view of that mountain, and her lovely garden helped frame it perfectly. I finished it a couple weeks ago, but just got around to photographing, matting and framing it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Color Therapy

Untitled (any suggestions?)
9" x 12"

I started this painting a couple weeks ago, on a day when my 5-year-old son woke up for the day at 5:00 in the morning. It was still cold and cloudy outside. I was bleary-eyed and couldn't shake it. All I was desperately craving (besides a lovely cup of coffee) was some COLOR THERAPY!! Well, this is the ultimate result of that dreary Monday morning. I hope it brings you some of the energy that painting it brought to me...enjoy!