Sunday’s Paints

I headed off pretty early to the Berkshire Botanical Garden where a lot of people were wandering around looking at plants. Chatted with some nice folks, and noticed that just like the days of sitting with raffle quilts at shows, it is often the MEN of couples passing by who stop to chat and see what you’re doing. So fascinating. Anyway, people stopped, young and old, to chat and talk about what I was doing and what they do. The roses smelled great and a lot of flower beds were coming into their prime.

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and a final paint in my front yard after a nice dinner with Mom. If you haven’t signed up for the August Postcard Poetry Fest 2019, there’s still some time – registration closes July 4th!

Resolve in advance to persist until you succeed, no matter what the difficulty. — Brian Tracy

Sunday’s Paints

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And more painting!

And more painting!

Va-kay, Day Five

Did you wonder where I’d gone? I’ve been to The Clark, to see a lot of Renoirs, I’ve been out and around painting, I’ve started a class with Tony Conner via the Arts Center in Troy… Catch me if you can!

Va-kay, Day Five

Day Two Of Painting Before The Clouds Set In

Today was sunny again but not the bright blue skies of yesterday. At one point I thought I’d have to throw everything into the back of the car due to what looked like imminent rain but the darkness passed and I kept going. Came home and gave the front yard a quick clip and now it’s time to wash all these clothes. First thing I did yesterday was get a sleeve into quinacridone violet and touch my skirt and paper. Oh well. Today I came home splattered with greens but less on my clothes.

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
— Benjamin Franklin

Day Two Of Painting Before The Clouds Set In

Paint Day at Last!

It’s been rainy. I’ve been working. This morning though, the sun was out AND I was off work and so I headed out pretty early. Got coffee and even lunch on my way out of town and ended up wandering around and finally at the Clark for awhile for painting. There were a couple bus loads of school kids who kept the cows moving around up on the field and the kids were very interested in what I was doing and quite enthusiastic. Someone from the Clark asked if he could take a photo of me (very picturesque I am sure I was in my hat and all!)

Here are some photos from the day, including one showing my palette all cleaned and ready to go both tomorrow and for next week’s class in Troy.

Paint Day at Last!

Everything’s clearer now the rain is gone

Well, it comes and goes but there have been bright days and some nice sunsets lately. I’m enjoying a few days off for the holiday and so I did go out yesterday morning and this afternoon. Bonus sunset photos! Sunday I re-wet my palette paints AFTER I’d been painting and let them soak it all in while sitting in the car overnight and what lovely paints I had for using today.

Everything’s clearer now the rain is gone

Here Comes The Sun

What a pleasure to be out in the sun today. Tonight was a bit windy. And, I realized that the reason for using the pochade box/tripod is so I’m not uncomfortably juggling everything on my lap/the ground/the car/etc. Oh yeah. I wasn’t trying to be lighter or anything, just done too much car-painting I guess and got out of practice. I did use my folding chair today though.

Working without a net or tripod

Here Comes The Sun