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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summertime Paint-Outs - Staying Cool!

"Connie's Garden"  12 x 9 pastel
Today I went with a painting friend to our local arboretum and we found a cool shady spot and enjoyed painting the flowers.  The employed gardener (or was she a volunteer?) was happy I was painting an area she planted this year.  So I named it after her!

"Summer Cove Escape" 10 x 8 oil
Yesterday I hiked down a path to a quiet cove beach with a painting friend, Monika, and we painted and then dipped in the cool waters of Lake Tahoe.  What a great day!
"Summertime at the Lake"
Before I met up with my friend, I was close to Sand Harbor.  I took a painting I had done previously and did more work on it at the exact same spot.  I like it better now.


ti-igra said...

Hello, Carolyn!
What a beautiful garden! Your pastel flowers looks so fresh, so sunny! I have no words, how beautiful! Can you tell me, this pastel is with watercolour underpainting? I love it sooo much!
Oils are superb too - dreamy violets colors of shadows in first and bright sky and water in "Summertime at the Lake"!

Carolyn Jean Thompson said...

Hi Ira! Thank you! I'm sorry I haven't written lately, been busy! I look forward to seeing your work soon! Hugs!