Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dawn to Dusk

Moseyed by paintbrush today to Long Lake in Naples, Maine, to paint an evening scene.

Last summer, friend Ann texted me a photo from her vacation cottage with the words One morning in Maine, alluding to Robert McCloskey's children's book of that name. I painted the scene and gave it the same title.

One Morning in Maine
8x10", acrylic on unstretched canvas
landscape
2014
[not for sale]
This summer, Ann texted me a photo with the words One evening in Maine. Wanting to break away from my detail-oriented easel time of the past few days, I set an intention to paint more loosely and impressionistically. Picked up my brush.

Here's what I got, in probably 1/20th the time it took me to paint last summer's moment at Long Lake.

In the Wake, Long Lake, a study
6x6", acrylic on canvas board
landscape
2015
[not for sale]




4 comments:

  1. Hi Dotty! I love the skies.... they are beautiful !!! By the way, I took some photos of my studio and posted it in my blog. Please have some time to visit my blog and read it. Thank you.

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  2. Hi Jiyoung! Thanks for your enjoyment of the skies in my painting. I've just visited your blog and left a comment. The photos and description of your studio are wonderful! I very much appreciate your taking the time to share so specifically and so generously. A further gift is that I've gained an increased sense of being in community with you as we paint : )

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  3. Dotty these are both wonderful. The first, peaceful and relaxing, and the second is so dynamic. I love those large clouds, beautiful!

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  4. Sheila, thanks for your feedback—I enjoyed your attention to the energy of the paintings. It's funny to see the clouds in "In the Wake" now a few days after I painted them. I was so dissatisfied at the time, with my reference photo at hand as contrast, but now I've long since forgotten the reference photo and can better appreciate my painting as a stand-alone.

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