After four moves in less than 6 years, I am finally settled in coastal town in New England. For over a year I have spent time daily studying the tidal marshes. Integral to the survival of our oceans and central to many inland needs and activities, they provide rich material both visually, historically, culturally, and environmentally, This and future posts will be the daily paintings that are the beginnings of my explorations….
Plein Air pastel drawing of the brilliant green of the spring algae.
I captured this along coastal route 1. A beautiful drive along the central coast.
You are invited.. Monterey Museum of Art Annual Fundraiser
Miniatures Opening Celebration
Wednesday, November 20, 6-8 pm
Miniatures Artists’ Reception
Friday, December 6, 6:30-8:30
Three hundred artworks donated by California artists and museum members will be on display to raise funds in support of the museum’s programs.
Select your favorite miniature artwork and place your ticket into the box below the piece you would like to win. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $30 for a sheet of seven and can be purchased at the Museum store. On January 2, 2014, one ticket will be drawn from each box, and the owner of that ticket will be the lucky winner of the artwork.
Some of my best thinking occurs during hikes in the woods when I am free to reflect and can simply “be.” The mountains surrounding Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico are home to some of my favorite trails. Even on an overcast day, walks among the trees are uplifting. I never tire of the autumn colors that seem to float in every direction creating a visual chaos that I wade through in awe.
While in the lakes region of Italy, I was fascinated by the contradictions in spacial perception. There was activity bursting from the pathways in each lakeside town. Walking tours revealed layer upon layer of culture behind the colorful facades. Yet from the lake, everything was hidden behind the shadows.
Last spring I was remembering travels to the lakes region in Northern Italy.
Every summer I see truck like this racing along the train tracks in the farmlands of southern Ontario.