My dogs love wandering around in our “back forty” now. So many little critters to roust out of their beds! I like being out there, too. Especially on mornings like this, where the sun and the clouds combine to make a colorful layered palette in the sky–blue, purple, pink and gold. It’s just glorious.
Here’s the time-lapse for this painting:
And here are the studies I did first. Each one is 4×2.5″ on sanded paper.
This painting is part of a series I’m doing for the Holiday Artsie Craft Show coming up soon! Read all about it here.
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This painting is based on a walk down a two-track road in the winter time. The little bit of snow on the ground was mixed with lots of oak leaves and I could see the sun coming up over the horizon and throwing beautiful blue shadows everywhere. I love walking the woods in the morning with my dogs. It inspires my work.
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As I was walking the dogs around Round Lake this morning I noticed how much the trees on the side of the road nearest the water lean over. Probably it’s erosion, but I like to imagine that partly it’s because they love the water like I do.
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Sky on Fire, 5×7″ pastel on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia
I stepped outside this morning, letting the dogs out to pee, and when I turned around, this happened.
The sky was on fire and it held me spell bound as I walked down the dirt road opposite our house. The dogs didn’t seem to notice anything out of the ordinary, but to them, every day is the best day. It’s just humans who make a fuss about sunrises and sunsets.
I brushed out my first attempt at this and started over, trying to paint how I felt instead of what I thought I saw. They’re two different things, you know.