Sunday, August 9, 2009

Paint Out

I am shocked that I only have one more week here in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Though I don't feel that the summer has gone by too quickly, the month of June was mostly pretty much lost to be painting-wise, because of the uncharacteristic rainy cloudy weather every day. So I didn't feel that the summer truly started until mid-July, when we started to get normal summer weather again. Since the weather became beautiful, I have been painting a lot, using my new french easel. I have been in Kittery, Maine quite a bit, painting with the Kittery Art Association and with the New Hampshire Plein Air Group. This weekend I painted en plein air at the Wentworth Coolidge Historic Site in Portsmouth, sponsored by the McGowan Fine Art Gallery.

Update and Sketchbook Peek

Here is another peek into my sketchbook from another trip to Old Lyme, Connecticut in July:
This one is a quick sketch I did of the sand in front of my chair, the miniature dunes it formed from people walking across the beach.

This one is the view across from me at the time, of the front of a home with dune grass and trees in the background.