Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Work In Progress

The commission for the Lebanon Public Library is coming along. The painting began with a light blue toned ground. Next came the blocking in general areas of color. This was followed by some color adjustments and refining. Today I will continue refining and adding textural details.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Good Book To Read

I'm nearly finished with a great book of interviews with David Hockney called "True To Life." He talks about his photographic work, painting, his theories on the use of camera obscura and photo lucida by the Northern Dutch painters, and his return to plein air painting in Yorkshire. Fascinating and inspiring stuff.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rested and Inspired

I'm just back from a week on Galiano Island, BC. My husband and I spent a relaxing and restorative vacation on this beautiful island soaking up the amazing scenery and marveling at the wildlife. The island has wonderful cedar tree forests punctuated by madronas, a small lake, grand vistas, and uncrowded shorelines of carved sandstone for watching seals and sea birds. Magical.