Saturday, February 21, 2009

Summer Past

Summer Past--Oil on board, 9 x 12"

Sometimes the dreariness of winter gets to me. Last week we had a few great days of above 40 degree weather and it made even the birds start singing their spring songs. This week, back to the single digits and teens...time for some summer memories!

I actually painted this boat for an online class that I'm taking in oil painting. I've never really taken a class in the actual dynamics of oils, but got a couple of books and out the door I went. I really love painting in oils, especially for plein air work. They don't succumb to the weather pressures as much as pastels or watercolors. They stay moist, and even if you get rained on, it doesn't matter. Although I do still love the lightness and versatility of first love, the brightness and spontenaety of pastels...oh dear...I guess I love them all!

I can't wait to get out and paint again for the spring. I have my boxes all ready to all mediums. Just give me a good day..and I'll be out there again!


Donn said...

Thought I'd leave another comment here for you, Nancy. Great painting, love the reflections, grasses and your sailboat. Nice work indeed. Glad you are enjoying the class as much as I am.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

It's lovely, Nancy! I really like that touch of color, and delighted to hear you guys are enjoying Nel's class! I knew you would...

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Jenny said...

Charming scene! I'm ready to pack a lunch now.

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caseytoussaint said...

This is excellent - frame it!