As the summer winds to a close, I am busy getting ready for a solo art show in Damariscotta, Maine, at The Pemaquid Watershed Association, to be held from November 22–Jan. 2. There will be a reception on Nov. 17, from 5:00-7:00 PM. Meanwhile, I also have a paintings at both the Boothbay Regional Art Foundation, and at River Arts, in Nobleboro.
In July, I attended my first workshop, a plain air watercolor workshop in Boothbay Harbor, given by Tony Van Hasseldt. It was challenging, as I am not accustomed to painting either outside, or fast. I usually labor over every single painting, but when the light is constantly changing, as it does outdoors, one is forced to speed up. My first few paintings following the workshop were very “green.” We worked on mixing tree and grass colors. I guess I was a little too impressed! They were also more “pastel” colored, and not my usual intense hues. I plan to return to my normal style. I sold a painting called the “Sarah-C” (below) of a boat in Boothbay Harbor, which sank last winter shortly after I painted it, and I’ve recently received commissions for 2 more paintings.