Friday, October 30, 2015
A wonderful fall day to get out and paint. I think it was up to 75º, so I packed up my gear and hit the river! This was todays effort at the Old Roswell Mill. ~ Dawn
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
The weather was perfect this weekend and people came out to see the art and listen to great music. It was just hard to be in bad spirits this weekend at the Brookhaven Art Festival. I haven't done this show in several years, and I am glad I came back.
A few of my favorite paintings found new homes this past weekend.
Flowers from a Friend, 20 x 20 oil on panel. This painting is based on flowers from my friend Stuart's garden in my favorite vase. Talulah River, 16 x 20 plein air painting on canvas. This is my favorite painting spot when up at Parker Ranch. Red Maple, 12 x 16 oil on panel. This was from the Olmsted plein air paint out, and I was pleased with the dappled light in this one.
It is so rewarding when your work in appreciated. A big thank you to my new collectors!!
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
|"Misty Morning on Lake Clair Meer" |
9 x 12 oil on panel, Plein air
This weekend, despite the rain, I taught a really fun plein air workshop. This was an introduction class geared to helping beginners get out there for the first time. We started in the studio, covering how to get started and then hit Piedmont Park to practice. We found a covered spot over looking Lake Clair Meer and got started. We got about 2 hours of painting in before heading back to beat the next round of rain storms. This turned out to be perfect practice for me. I have really been struggling with how to paint color without the help of the sun. Above is today effort. Seeing progress from last weekend, but still room for improvement.
A couple of the painters below, they really had a nice time. Even with the rain, we where covered and the temperature was great.
|Our inspiration for the day. |
You can see what I mean by a gray day
Until next time, Dawn
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The Stone Mountain Plein Air Event was a success. Over 50 artists turned out to compete on this rainy day. I admit, I really struggled trying to capture the grays. What a challenge, it really shows me this is an area I really need to work on. Well, after struggling all day a rushing backt o the art center - with only 2 minuets to spare, I was happy to be awarded 2nd place and a purchase award! My painting is now in the permanent collection of the Art Station!
Above is a photo of me with my painting, " A Day in the Park" 12 x 16 and my two awards. What wonderful conclusion to a rainy day.
|My inspiration for the paint out. It was so rainy, I had to find a covered spot to paint from.|