Monday, August 16, 2010

Plein-Aire Painting Today

On Saturday, Holly and I went to Limerock Raceway, across the state line in Connecticut.
It is very close to my house, only a half hour away, but in all the time I have lived here, it has been off the radar. Somehow, now that I have this Porsche 944, I seemed to have permission. I was delighted to see that on the very day, the 944's were racing.  Actually, I have never been to an Auto race track, ever. Porsche, Lamborghini and Corvettes at 100 plus miles an hour. Wow!
So back to being an artist. I get to the studio this morning and parked the car next to the barn and looked at it for moment and decided that it was the perfect subject to combined the enthusiasm. I went in and brought out my flash paint (vinyl base Gouache) and some 70# bristle board. I had to work fast as a thunder storm was threatening.
I want to do more of this.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Crows Over Goldenrod Meadow

I had a opportunity to buy this 10 acre plot a few years ago.
It was beautiful and cleared and had Goldenrod growing in the fields and as I walked it just before sundown all the crows were returning to their roosts and flew over, and of course, cawing all the way.
Their presence seemed like an excellent element to tie together earth and wind