Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Plein Air Summer--Sweet!

How glorious it is to have such wonderful weather and two days a week outdoors painting beautiful landscapes. I have lots of starts and no finishes, but not a problem, I'll finish them and remember all these wonderful places when cooler weather arrives. I still have a couple of months left of getting outdoors to paint, and I see improvement in my abilities now each time I go out--what fun it is when you are pleased with your work.

I have not been able to update this blog much, even though it only takes a minute, but mostly because I don't have anything finished to photograph. I do want you to know that I am out there working. I spent one week in a workshop with Michael Chesley Johnson up at Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick, Canada. It was cold, windy and rainy most of the time. I have since recovered. It is a beautiful place, I have lots of pictures that will inspire me.

I've been to Rockport and Gloucester's Art Associations fairly regularly and my favorite artist of the month this month is Jeff Weaver http://www.jeffweaverfineart.com/Cape%20Ann.htm.