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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Elva #94 and 95

Snow blows off a cornice high above me.  Blowing snow in Yellowstone ends up forming huge snowbanks.

Painted in my Stillman &Birn Beta series sketchbook.
A sandhill crane feeds in long grasses ... also inspired by our trip to Yellowstone.

Painted on Arches Hot Press paper. ... good paper for careful detail

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Elva #92 and 93

I think canvasbacks have an elegant look, and when the late sun catches their head it almost glows ..... just trying to capture that feeling.  Painted on Strathmore Aquarius II watercolor paper ... a paper I like very much.
Sun and Shadows ..... I liked how the backlit trees were throwing shadows on the golden grasses of fall.  Just a quick study to try to capture the feeling.  

Painted on Lanaquarelle 140# cold press.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

#87-103 Terry - finally!

 This is from a Detroit Tigers game we went to but got very rained out!  Nonetheless, since they are now in the World Series, I wanted to include it.  Go Tigers!  All of these are in a 5.5x5.5 notebook that I can carry in my purse with water brushes and my Altoids palette.  Great fun - anywhere!
 This was from an evening enjoying Il Volo - such a wonderful time with their angelic voices!
 From lunch with the friend who introduced me to painting years ago.  She lives far away now but we got to spend the afternoon painting and catching up.
 We recently spent 2 weeks visiting Charleston, S.C. and stayed at Folly Beach - a very special island 15 minutes from Charleston.  We were right on the Atlantic ocean and daily watched surfers and fisherman.  Most of the rest were from our nearly daily walks around Charleston.  Wonderful!

Thank you for your patience in my lengthy blogs today.  I was in the mood and really wanted to get caught up and be sure to get up to 100 paintings.  It's been a joy!  I'll keep posting blogs now but don't feel the pressure that I did to keep my word.  All of your work is so inspiring - thanks for sharing it!

#77-86 Terry

 This was the Imaginary Trip to Italy.  The class was just prior to our actual trip to Italy and a wonderful preparation!

#72-76 Terry

These were from my Imaginary Trip to Paris with Laure Ferlita - fun!  We're headed back to Paris again next Sept. so I'm eager to do some paintings there again - for real!

#70 -71 Terry

Both are 5x7

#64-69 Terry



 These were mostly 1/4 sheet  unless specified.