Tuesday, June 15, 2010

this monday ...


 
Yesterday our little class went to Elaine's elegant and perfectly situated house in Ocean City, NJ, to paint. We spent so much time admiring her lovely gardens, we barely has time to paint ... The weather was very changeable--sunny then overcast and back again, but the surroundings were so lovely.
The fish in the pond were camera shy, so Elaine threw them some food and I took about 100 pictures: my camera's shutter speed wasn't fast enough for me.

This  is one of the views from Elaine's deck. I don't know what this bridge is called, but it goes to the mainland (and who would ever want to go there?).
Here are two small, about 3x8, quick studies I managed to complete. what a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.




 
This week one of my teachers, Marge Chavooshian, who I've been taking a weeklong summer plein air workshop with almost every year for twenty years (!), is in Cape May teaching an Elderhostel group, and Marge invited me to join them tomorrow or Thursday. Back to work now so I can be free to paint!
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9 comments:

Barbara M. said...

What a lovely post and beautiful paintings. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Take care,

Barbara

Watercolorist said...

Wonderful surroundings are so inspiring. The bridge painting is lovely You've made this man-made structure look quite poetic.
Jean

Art with Liz said...

You've certainly captured the feel of the place if that photograph is anything to go by! Beautiful Laura.

AutumnLeaves said...

Laura, for two "quick" studies, these two watercolors are absolutely beautiful, truly. I love them both, but the top one just takes my breath away!

A Brush with Color said...

The bridge paintings are great! I love that first one--the washes are so filmy and speak of summer to me. Lovely, Laura.

Cristina said...

Your sketches are great! It has been "a pleasant way to spend an afternoon" that has produced very pleasant results! I especially love the skies...

Charlene Brown said...

Thank you for sharing your pleasant afternoon with us. Is that indigo I see in your paintings? The effect in the water is striking and really lovely. Looking forward to your Cape May paintings -- hope you have a great day there.

RHCarpenter said...

What a lovely view...and you captured it well. Koi are so fascinating and I always take more photos of them than I'll ever use, thinking of all the great paintings I'll do sometime.

Judybec said...

Laura, I absolutely love the watery freedom in your work!!!
I enjoy Cape May -- we spent a week at a house on the point about 4 years ago -- really lovely. I hope to return in the future -- the plein air painting sound really appealing.

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