Thursday, July 31, 2014

Plein Air painting—Kettle Cove, Maine

Nothing beats summer in Maine, so yesterday when a friend suggested we do some Plein Air oil studies at Kettle Cove, I jumped at the opportunity. The last time I painted outside with oils was 2007, so first I had to find all the stuff. Basically my oil paints have not been touched since long before my Camino walk, so it took some pliers to get some of the tubes open and of course, I forgot a few things and had to improvise...
The fog drifted in and out, but I managed to quickly get paint on my canvas and caught up in the pure joy of it—after all it is summer and just a small study. 
It was a lovely couple of hours painting outside.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Still avoiding...

...still taking long walks, still drawing horizontal things around my house


Saturday, July 26, 2014


I am so avoiding working on the three commissions I have lined up. Drawing all things horizontal in this silly 3"x 8" sketchbook that I have no idea why I bought years ago.

Monday, July 14, 2014

July Sunday in Maine

An early morning 8 mile walk with Patti, a latte, a green smoothie, 5 hours at the gallery staring at a canvas, and take out sushi. Much like the Camino, but no 20 lb pack, a green smoothie and take out sushi. I'm ignoring the canvas...
Pecha Kucha presentation on July 24 at Asylum in Portland Maine. I am presenting with 10 other people who have amazing stories to tell. I am presenting my Camino journey through my sketches.