This is the second piece to which I referred (see last entry). It seems, if I insert two images in the same blog entry, you can only click on the first one to see the full-sized file. So here it is, click away!
In the midst of a heat wave, I went out with two friends, wonderful (patient) teachers, gifted artists, Randy Le Sage and George Hancin, to paint "en plein air" at Moore State Park, Paxton, MA. In was meltingly hot. The deer flies were in attack mode. Perfectly charming. I did the first piece in oil pastel and then later that evening (in air conditioned comfort) did the second one in acrylic. I didn't set out to recreate the scene, it just kind of crept back to me.
Finally! I've made the time to paint again. I don't mind taking a break , but that felt like waaaay too long. This week my classes at Worcester Art Museum started up again. This is a short session, but I've got three interesting, complementary courses with three really fine teachers. This is a wee little thing I made in my painting class with Christine Cross. It measures 8" x 5" and is made from acrylic & graphite on rag board.