Saturday, July 28, 2012

Little League in Lewisburg by Jane Albin

                                                              "Ready to Play Ball"
                                                  5"x7" Watercolor on 140# Hot press
Painted this today from a photo.  It is a corner of the Danny Green little league field on St Mary Street in Lewisburg PA.  There is another baseball diamond, a concession stand, a playground, and a tiny geocache here.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Roller Mills by Jane Albin

                                                   "Roller Mills in Lewisburg"
(Original Sold - prints available)
                                                   8"x10" Oil on Canvas (limited palette)

Roller mills is an old flour (and later animal feed) processing plant that has been converted into an antiques market.  There must be hundreds of antique dealers' spaces inside the building on four levels.  Here is the link to their history.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lakewood Dock Plein Air by Jane Albin

                                                             "Dock Sitting"
                                 8"x10" Watercolor on 140# Canson block cold press
 Looking to the left from the end of the dock at the cottage we rented in Lakewood, NY.  It was getting  more and more cloudy as I rushed to finish this before the rain started.  Now that I look at the scan, it could use a few more darks.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lakewood Rental House by Jane Albin

                                                            "Cottage from the Dock"
                                     7.5"x 8.25" Watercolor sketch AquaBee SuperDeluxe book
Painted this from the end of the dock of a cottage.  It was such a lovely place we rented for two nights last week.  The place is in Lakewood, NY on Chautauqua Lake.  The owners were very nice and have a great little place here.  The lake was beautiful.  Below is the view from the deck the first night.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gettysburg Colony - Eisenhower Farm

                                              "Elissa Capturing the Eisenhower View"
                                           Watercolor, 9"x12" Canson 140# cold press block
Painted this last month while in Gettysburg with the Artist Colony.  This was a very hot but beautiful day to  be out painting.  We were in front of the Eisenhower house under a row of huge trees.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Susquehanna River Stop

                                                           "Rest on the Susquehanna"
                                            Watercolor,  9"x12"Canson 140#cold press block
Stopped at the Route 15 rest stop heading home from points south back on June 26th.  I had my watercolors with me and liked this big rock.   This is a really nice spot overlooking the river with picnic tables and a rest room.   You can swim here too.  There is a staircase down to the water.  The local Amish frequently stop on Sunday afternoons.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lewisburg PA - The Presbyterian Church

                                                   "Street Light, Dusk, and Church Spire"
                                                9"x12" Watercolor on Canson cold press block

Painted this earlier in the week.  It is from a recent photograph.  I am experimenting with getting some darker darks in my watercolors.

I have been fretting about not having posted much lately.  I have a number of pieces from last month that I want to post and just haven't gotten around to.  I still have to photograph some of the bigger pieces.  Oh, Procrastination !!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Camp Hill, PA Plein Air - June 2012

                                                       "White Chair and Bunting"
                                     Watercolor with permanent marker on Canson block (9"x10"approx)
I did this quickie painting on the first day of the Camp Hill event.  I met some wonderful artists at this annual plein air week.  This was my very first organized paint out!  The event was run very professionally, everyone involved was very friendly and helpful.   What fun!   I hope I get in again next year.
And I sold a painting. (not this one though).  ;)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Barbara Baker Workshop at Brushstrokes

                                                          "5:55 PM"  or  "Five till Six"
                                                Colored Pencil on Strathmore Bristol 4"x5"
This little color pencil painting was done last month in a workshop at Brushstrokes Art Supplies with Barbara Baker, CPS.  She is an excellent teacher.  I had forgotten how much I enjoy colored pencils.  They take patience to cover large areas, but are so easy to take with you anywhere.  My favorite sketching tool is any dark Prismacolor pencil.  The colors are great and they don't smear as much as graphite.