The Hellobores are starting to bloom. It’s a very slow spring and very dry, so it’s nice to see these lovely pink flowers.
I’m still painting inside, as the weather outside is cold, dank, and drizzly. So I’m putting my yearning for color and brightness onto the canvas.
“Walk at Little Island” 16×20 oil on canvas
“Moon over Nobska at sunset”; oil on canvas, 12×16
I’ve started knitting a new sweater; purple stripes! I’m making it up as I go, so I hope it will turn out well. I’ll post some photos as soon as there is enough to show. I’ve had a year off from knitting due to tendonitis, so I’m hoping that my hands are well enough for my favorite activity!
This has been a late and cold month so far here on Cape Cod. I am just itching to get outside to do some plein air painting, but the cool (and sometimes very cold) temperatures and the wind have made it hard to be out long enough to really paint successfully. After a very warm February, we have had January weather in March!
This is the first day of spring and the sun is bright. It has been nice and light inside for painting, so below are a couple of recent depictions of the Cape in more temperate weather.
“Painting at Little Island” Oil on Board 12×16
“Golden Hour at Sandy Neck” 12×16 Oil on canvas
I love to combine my love of painting with my love of music. I got the chance over the past few weeks when a friend and teacher of cello shared a photo of her and one of her students. I was so taken by the light in the photo, that I asked permission to do a painting. This is not my normal subject matter (I usually paint landscapes and nature subjects), but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try this very special subject. The painting is almost done, and I’m really happy with the results. The first photo is the beginning mock up with shapes and colors (done after several drawings). The second photo is of the almost finished painting. I’m still looking at it in the studio and making minor tweaks…..
“Nikki and Clara” Oil on Board 12×16