Monday, September 27, 2010

What’s in a Title?


As I was going through my paintings, I noticed that many of them had the word ‘meadow’ in the title. I have at least 5 of them, all done in the spring time. All started as plein air (on location ) paintings (this one is titled ‘Meadow along Hays Greenway.’)

After the long, gray winter weeks come to an end, I love to finally get outdoors without having to worry about freezing my toes off, find a warm spot in the sun and paint. And meadows on a spring morning are just about the best places to be. Especially when they just start to green or when they are full with clover and buttercups.

One time I was out there for so long, a deer went right across the scene I was painting. I wish I were a better painter and could just add it, but I think I need LOTS more practice for that. Especially since the deer don’t exactly hold still.

Watch for the next post where I will talk about the other most frequent word in my title.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

First Green

First-Green-Redone It’s been a very busy summer, but it’s time I start posting again. The painting ‘First Green’ came out rather well, and it was accepted into the Unique Views of Huntsville show at the Art Museum.

The actual location is on the Madison County nature trail on Green Mountain. In the springtime, the creek has quite a bit of water in it, and it’s a very peaceful and quiet place, especially early in the morning. During the summer and fall, the water pretty much dries up, and the landscape shows a different kind of beauty.