Sunday, August 31, 2008

THINKING SMALL


THINKING SMALL/ THINKING LARGE
I'm working on two big paintings. This plein air painting is 6x8", and it gives me a balance of working large and working small.
The local Rose Garden has been outstanding this year. Every time I go there is a swarm of volunteers working diligently to keep it lovely. At any garden there is an overload of information (or inspiration, depending on your view). I was just tickled that I could simplify one view of the sun dial into a nice little composition. There was so much to leave out - I only suggested what was a profusion of red roses.
Plein air artists really pay their dues - sweat was running down my back from the humidity - and it was early morning, and I was mostly in the shade!
Sundial, 8x6, oil sold

3 comments:

  1. Your sweat was worth it, Robin. This looks so beautifuland the impressionistic quality is right up there with you know who! (Monet)

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  2. Nancy - I freely admit that if I make something enjoyable to artists that I admire - well, that's part of what keeps me painting

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  3. This is lovely, nice job! I'm a friend of Nancy R. Harper & a fellow chestnut member! love your blog.

    Sherrie Russ Levine

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