Brandywine Plein Air – Day One

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I was excited to participate in a plein air event this past week — Plein Air Brandywine Valley is a painting and photography competition, show and sale, where artists paint and photograph scenic properties of the Brandywine Valley. The event … Continued

Barn in Lower Macungie

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There’s a spot by the Lower Macungie Library where I have painted once before. That painting didn’t really turn out, but the place was a comfortable one — public ground, with enough foot traffic nearby to feel very safe (but … Continued

Summer haze

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  I had this painting mostly completed months ago, but last week I worked back into it a little more. It’s soft pastel over watercolor, 14″ x 10″. My older boys are off to school and the pace of life … Continued

Corolla, NC

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We recently enjoyed a trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with my husband’s family.  It was a great time of togetherness and fun — our oldest boys went crazy for the ocean, and while our littlest guy thought … Continued

Union Chapel

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I did an oil painting of an old church called Union Chapel over the weekend. It was a perfect day for painting, clear and sunny, and cool but not cold. There was pretty heavy traffic on the road behind me, … Continued

Supermoon

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I’ve set a goal for myself of entering one plein air (outdoor painting) event this year, and I need to get outside and practice!  However, this gets difficult, since I have a two-year-old who needs constant and intense supervision during … Continued

Birthday Tulips

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Was able to paint a little sketch of my birthday tulips in watercolor today.  I can’t wait for the flowers outside to bloom.  At first I let the kids paint with me, but after the two-year-old started drinking his dirty … Continued