Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Brasserie Louis, Lewisburg PA by Jane Albin

                                                             "Behind the Brasserie"
                                           5"x7" Original watercolor on 140# cold press paper

This is a view I spotted last week behind the restaurant and pub, Brasserie Louis.  I love the hidden doorways in town.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lewisburg Garden Wall by Jane Albin

                                                                 "Four Plus Four"
                                         5"x7" Original watercolor on 140#cold press paper

Another small watercolor from Lewisburg.  This is the wall of a garden near the Susquehanna River in town.  I liked the four big evergreens in the background behind the four small evergreens on the wall.

Monday, August 13, 2012

DPP August 2012 Challenge by Jane Albin

                                                    "Two Pointy Tomatoes and a Roma"
                                                    5"x7" Watercolor on 140# cold press

August 2012 Challenge for Daily Painters of PA
I picked and painted these yesterday.  I never had pointy tomatoes before.  They are good sized so I put the 'Roma" tomato in to show scale.  Actually, the smaller 'Roma' one is a variety is called Amish Paste.  I planted all new-to-me plants this year.   Thanks for the challenge Claire!

Monday, August 6, 2012

St.John St.Sunset by Jane Albin

                                                             "St. John Street Sunset"
                                                 5"x7" Watercolor on 140# cold press
This church was sold and repurposed as a home for a local antiques dealer.

This is another piece for my upcoming show.  The show will be at the Packwood House Museum in Lewisburg PA.  I am sharing the walls of Kelly Gallery there with award winning, children's' book writer and illustrator Marjorie Priceman.   The show runs from October 20 to November 3, 2012.  The opening reception is October 20, 2012 from 5-7 PM.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

High Waters by Jane Albin

"High Waters"
                                          5"x7" Original Watercolor on 140# cold press paper

Today another Susquehanna River painting from a photo I took last spring.  This is from the St. Louis Street bridge.  It has been so humid and hot I have been hiding indoors.  Today, I went out to get the name of the garden I stood in last spring for yesterday's painting.  It is only four short blocks, not city blocks, away and I was dripping.
I wanted to do a summer plein air version but changed my mind....because of
the tiny snake that scared the crap out of me.

The garden plaque with the little snake in the lower left corner.

Big snake skin on the steps down to the water.
This and the poison ivy kept me up on the river bank.

Here is the view I might have painted from had the humidity been just a bit lower.
Yes I know...excuses , excuses.  

Friday, August 3, 2012

Early Spring from River's Edge by Jane Albin

                                                      "Early Spring from River's Edge"
                                                    7"x5" Watercolor on 140#Arches
This is from a photo I took last Spring.  The green sprouts were trying to find the light.  It was a cold overcast morning.  This is the Market Street bridge crossing the west branch of the Susquehanna River at Lewisburg.