Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Down Parkerville Road

 11x14 - $165.00

I take this road every day to get to the main route to town, or out of town.   Since a flood last March, this is the ONLY way out of our neighborhood, which is a bit scary, as it goes over a brook.  Every day the sky and mountains have a new look and it's always beautiful. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

After the Catch

Well, haven't been painting lately - I found another passion while up here in the Adirondacks of New York State.  It's quilting!  Oh boy, never thought that would be me, but I'm actually enjoying using patterns and coming up with my own color scheme and putting them together.  It's almost like painting,  and learning to actually quilt is no easy thing!  Once I send it off to my grand daughter, I'll post the quilt here. 

 16x20 $225.00

Anyway,  after finishing my granddaughter's quilt the other day, I painted this from a picture I took this past November on our trip to Cape Cod.  I've missed picking up those pastels and now I'm on to another painting.  We went to NYC a couple of weeks ago and I have some great pictures of the city.   We also ended up at the Met and spend a few hours in heaven, looking at all the impressionist paintings on display there.  The museum had two rooms filled with pastel paintings of Degas.  Unfortunately, they had the lights turned so low, they were hard to see, but still - what a treat!