Thursday, 31 July 2014

A Nice Loose Start

 It was a treat recently to paint plein air with my friend Janet Palin out at Connary Cove, one of my favorite places on the island.  Wide meadows,  beaches with great rocks, and nobody there.  

Janet has a lovely loose style of drawing - loose loopy lines exploring her subject.

Here's a page from her sketchbook.

      and her ultra loose block in


      I'm always trying to paint looser so it was great watching her.

            My  almost finished pastel that morning.
              Then we went and ate crab rolls

                and talked for hours.

    Sunday, 20 July 2014

    Last Week's Pastel Workshop

    A glorious stretch of weather last week allowed us to paint outside every day. 
     A few photos form the Starting Stronger Paintings workshop in Stonington, Maine.

                                               Sketching Thumbnails

                                             Lobster rolls and nap for lunch

                                             Painting the yellow house