Day 12 ~ preparation

Today I spent some time cleaning my studio and deciding what to start on next. I found an old plein air painting that I never varnished, so I put a quick coat on it.

Then I decided to pull out an old unfinished painting that I have struggled with for over a year. I set it up on the easel and will delve into finishing it tomorrow… at least I’m hoping to finish it tomorrow. 🙂

I want to share my daughter’s postcards with you. She is selling them for a dollar a piece. Let me know in a comment if you’d like to purchase some and then I will let her know.


Day 8 ~ Super Moon

Last night all of us girls went to the lake,  and I took my paints to paint Plein Air, while everyone else enjoyed the rising moon. The sky was clear, and it wasn’t windy, but the lake was not still, like I hoped it would be, so I could capture lots of reflections…

IMG_39238″ x 10″ oil on canvas

This is my second try at Plein Air. What I found difficult was to find a place to sit where I could see the lake through the tall grass, I should have brought an easel so I could stand.  It is absolutely incredible how the colors change once the moon comes up over the horizon. I found myself changing colors constantly, and in ways that didn’t make sense to my mind. I really want to do this again sometime.

The super moon is supposed to be rising again tonight…I think we have a cloudy forecast. I’m glad I went yesterday.