Every year, I revisit the marsh series. I try to refresh it, make it feel new. This year, I have loved thinking about the edges of my paintings, and the borders. The first piece I did, was on a white panel, but I left the edge exposed to create a similar vibe as the edge of the Dockside Collection. I like it, a lot! Then, I decided to push the idea further by painting a bold colored border first, then a slightly lighter tone as the base of the painted image. From there, I would build the painting on top...
A few sketches from a recent trip to Colorado! Usually, just a water girl, but very much enjoyed time with my Curtis in the Rocky Mountains.
After our trip, I’d filled up pages of my sketchbook with scenes of Nice, Monte Carlo, Cinque Terre, and Florence. I wanted to commemorate the trip with a series based on my sketches. These are some of my favorite pieces I have ever done because I worked hard to capture the FEELING of the places we were by adjusting the style and color. The peach sky and ocean air of Nice. Bustling with palm trees and linen clad French women. The quirky layers of Cinque Terre, colored like a storybook. The glow of Florence, day and night. Swirling with music, architecture...
About five minutes before we were leaving for our trip to France and Spain, I realized I couldn’t find my camera. Instead, I packed my film camera from college. I absolutely love how these images turned out. We were in Nice, Monte Carlo, Cinque Terre, and Florence. I like using film because there is no snapping 100 photos of one thing. You savor each shot. Enjoy!
Because of the FUN I had creating the large works on paper, I decided to do some small ones on colored paper. Typically, I work from a white background, and fill in color from there. It was an interesting challenge to start with a bold color and create the painting with that base. Hope you enjoy these small pieces! They will be available April 5, at 10am EST.
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