Monday, November 14, 2011

Ocean Dunes on Cape Cod

9x12 - pastel - $95.00

We spent a week on Cape Cod recently.  It was cold, windy and empty of tourists, for the most part.  We had a fantastic time - mostly for all those reasons.  Of course, the ocean and bay beaches were wonderful to walk on and the dogs enjoyed running free on those empty beaches.  I must have taken 50 photos of the place, every day, so I'm overloaded with painting material.  We loved Wellfleet the most and we're already planning on going back next year.  I only wish it was less windy so I could have painted outdoors.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Under the Falls at Yosemite

 11x14 Pastel  $200.00

I started this pastel while in California, right after we returned from our week in Yosemite.  I never finished it, although I've been puttering around with it for awhile.   As usual,  I sometimes lose interest in a painting, put it away and then pull it out later.  Sometimes years later.....and finish it.  Although we're now in New York, I decided to finish it yesterday, before starting one of Cape Cod.  That mist in the background gave me trouble, as this is a view of the running water under the Bridleveil Falls, where the mist turns into rain as you get closer to the Falls.  It's really fabulous to stand so close, but I just love the rushing water further back.  It reminds me of the Adirondacks, too.