Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Also: I just read a great post about constructing your own art pedestals out of cardboard, for not a lot of money! This was a great find on the web, and I am contemplating building my own to display sketchbooks at the next open studios in Lowell.
Posted by Diana Zipeto at 11:42 AM
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
These images are all from a recent trip to Monhegan Island in Maine. It was a great chance to do some outdoor painting, and try to improve on my efforts from last year.
|This view is from Horn Hill, a beautiful site|
looking down at the town and water.
Most of the houses and inns on the island are half
clapboard, half gray-shingled, and dot the
landscape in all directions.
|Monhegan is powered entirely by propane |
fuel, the tanks are one of the iconic scenes
of the island. As are the Adirondack chairs.
|Two watercolor sketches -- this one of a yard with|
bags of carob shell mulch: a great smelling
alternative to bark mulch and used everywhere on
|The second is of two pine trees |
on Horn Hill, the most common
tree next to fruit trees on the island.
|This is an experimental sketch of shale and desert-|
like rocks on Lighthouse Hill. The scrubby plants
and hard backed beetles nearby made it seem like
a barren, hard place, so different from other lush
parts of the island.
Posted by Diana Zipeto at 5:21 AM