Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sketches While Camping

I did these while camping at the Pinery in Ontario, Canada.  I was hoping to finish the book up there, but we had too much rain--and you can't paint in the rain.  (I can't, anyway.)  The first two are in Ellen's Moleskine and the the third is in my own sketchbook--I painted it with leftover paint from the other two. I'm including it as a peak into our life in the dunes up there.  I have one more piece to do, the half collab for Ammon.

I like to participate in the Virtual Paintout sometimes, where you go to the monthly chosen city and paint something visible from google maps street  views, as if you were at a real paintout.  Interestingly, in Jerusalem, the old-city srtreet views include scenes inside the bazaar, which is what I painted in Ellen's Moleskine.  It was strange painting these dark scenes in the brilliant sun of the dunes of the Pinery.

Jerusalem Old-City Bazaar #1
in Ellen's
Jerusalem Old-City Bazaar #2
in Ellen's
"Reading in the Dunes"
Biker Buddy relaxes
(This is in  my own sketchbook)


jo(e) said...

Oh, the old-city street scenes are cool.

And I like the peek into your life in the dunes.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Ha ha, a PEAK into our lives. I went back to correct that, but must have gotten distracted.

Thanks. jo(e)

We had fun camping--of course, I was sitting at the picnic table trying to paint.

John said...

Beautiful work Mary and I love the vibrant colors.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much John, making brilliant colors was part of what I was working on here. Thanks! :-D

Anonymous said...

Oh shucks, it rained a lot at the Pinery? Sorry you weren't able to paint... but I'm glad you were able to go! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you for the birthday greetings! I did paint three pictures, I'd hoped to do one or two more.