Sunday, October 25, 2015

Plein Air in Phillipston, Massachusetts

So New England!
 We are still in "foliage season" here in New England, but it is getting colder, and we must make the most of it while it lasts.

One of the artists groups invited painters to her family's apple farm in Phillipston, MA. Quintessential New England - apple trees, barns, mountain views - as well has home made soup and apple crisp for lunch!

Lots of photos, some watercolor studies for working up later, and cold, tired feet. A good day.

Hundred mile views from the hilltop

Orange leaves, and still some bright red apples hanging on the tree.

Back side of the neat and tidy barn shown above.
I always seem to go for the "not as pretty" subject matter

My rendition of the old truck. The apple fell on the hood as if meant for me to paint this.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fall Still-Life Paintings

I did two watercolor still-life paintings for a change. One was inspired by looking at Andrew Wyeth's paintings on a visit to the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine (even if he was still alive, I don't think he'd be worried about competition from me). The other was of a group of accidental squash (i.e., appearing out of the compost pile from seeds that must have been tossed out). I know there were green acorn squash seeds in the compost, but I don't know where the white one came from.

Both of these are in my grain-painted frames.

Odd Squash

Apple at Rest

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fall Plein Air Painting

A perfect fall day for plein air painting. The Shrewsbury and Framingham artist guilds met up on the grounds of an 18th century farm in Lincoln, Massachusetts. I was able to complete three small watercolor sketches.

Everyone wanted to be in the sun since it was a bit cool.

The compost and dump pile always appeals to me.

End of the summer, with just a few flowers left.

Getting ready for the next season.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Fall Color in Wiscasset

Let's face it - there's nothing to match the fall colors in New England. These were all taken around Wiscasset during the Columbus Day weekend.