Saturday, July 30, 2016

Derby Summer Arts 2016

Another fun DSA summer already done! My 18th!
I love working at this camp- seeing kids happy and doing what they love makes my year- why I keep coming back! Above are the juniors performing..

Shawn Verrier- the funniest nugget ever- MC's the noontime show. Brooke Stantion dresses him up. I belly laugh every single day. He is amazing and I love him! He lives in NYC and works at the Drama Bookshop during the year- we get him for the summer- we are so lucky.

Face painting

A few grouted pieces...

We had some kids visit from China for 4 days- 
They had fun!

stained glass mosaic window

goofy girls

Isabela- love this one!

saw a lot of Pokeman stuff this year!

And fairy houses- always a favorite...

Isabela is the fairy queen- the detail in her houses are amazing...

This girl took hers home last summer- brought it back this summer and finished it!

Make way for ducklings- Anthony worked on this one for the 5 weeks.Great detail!

Our group project- elephant for the outside wall of the lower school!

Thalia Mc Million and me. She is the queen-and the director of Derby  Summer Arts.  Truly the whole reason why this place works. She is unbelievably patient, positive, generous and absolutely wonderful. LOVE her!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hornsta farm, Norwell, 8"x9" acrylic

This was done on a hot day a couple weeks ago in about 45 minutes. The cows there are beautiful. I painted them as a lumpy rectangle and added the lights and darks and voila! They look like cows!
We have been in a drought mode here-need rain- but it's been fun in the sun at beaches ponds and pool.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Somewhere in Scituate 8"x9" acrylic

After driving around for 45 minutes a couple weeks ago ( a Plein air painters common predicament) I found a place to park over a little bridge near egypt beach in Scituate where there was a path to this view. I got everything set up when I realized I had forgotten to bring my paintbrushes! I didn't want to not paint so I tried using sticks and my fingers - it was interesting - then lo and behold my brushes were there all along in the pocket of my new wheelie cart! Boy I do appreciate my brushes but the experience made me really loosen up. It was a beautiful place to paint as well.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Jackies house

I'm a little behind in posting. Things have been busy. I did this one in late June- across the common in Norwell center looking at my friend Jackie Jordan's house. It was done around 8 am before I went to work- light is best then- or late afternoon.The shadows captivated me- both on the house and on the grass. I love summer and it's lushness.