Saturday, June 27, 2009

Alecia Dawn at Moss Landing

This day started out very foggy but eventually a bit of sun came out to make a few interesting shadows and highlights. Alecia Dawn is the boat on the right with the black stripe down the stern. I love to paint these boats with all their equipment! You have to simplify but still make everything look right. If you are lucky, one of the fishermen will walk by and offer an opinion!



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This painting was begun at 8pm and the sky is showing signs of sunset although shadows are still not very long and the gardens still busy with parents pushing strollers, kids running around and, out of the picture, the guy who rents sailboats for the sailboat pond is slowly pushing his cart to the storage area and yearning to get home...



Monday, June 22, 2009

Seven Twenty

As you can see by the clock on the Orsay Museum, it is 7:20 in the evening. Still sunny and bright and everyone is hanging out around the pond where the fountain is cooling the atmosphere. I am under a row of trees enjoying the shade and loving painting everything!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A warm June day and the Tuilleries were jammed with people from around the corner and around the world enjoying the sun and the views and each other. What a treat to be painting there!

gouache, 7x10

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Paris Sunset

Another Paris painting. This time they threw me out of the park! Well, not because I was causing a disturbance but because it was nearly nine at night. I really had to paint fast! Even so, by the time I packed up, the nearby gate was locked and I had to take the long way back to our apartment.

gouache, 7x10

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In The Tuilleries

Paintings have been happening but I was not able to upload them from my husband's mysterious Mac! As you can see, however, I have not been really suffering the past few weeks! Paris in the springtime is all that they say...