I just finished a busy week teaching youngsters at a summer camp. Yes, a distraction from my artwork, but I like watching them grow up.  And it helps to ground me to the families in my community and feel a part of it.

The week before that, I participated in a Plein Air contest. Luckily it wasn’t a juried entry, as I am primarily a studio artist. I do like participating  — this was the 3rd year. Working outside heightens your senses, and makes you feel very THERE. I’m happy with one of my pieces, and only medium-satisfied with the other two.  I’ll include pictures of all three. Of course it is a logistical challenge working with fabric outdoors. For one of them I took along our marine battery and inverter and my iron. That way I could fuse down the pieces as I composed.  It actually worked fairly well. The first one, Museum Path, was done on a breezy day, and I was constantly chasing bits of fabric.  I was trying to pin them down, which really didn’t work very well. I had to add all the details: light poles, the bench etc. later in my studio.

Also I upgraded to a paying WordPress account. You aren’t supposed to see any ads.

Is it worth it? And — feed back please — do you see ads??

 

Comments
  1. jennyklyon says:

    No ads and it’s worth it. Ads annoy me and seem unprofessional. One ad that kept on showing up on many posts was two skanky girls in the back of a Police car! That makes it hard to take the art seriously. Thank you for the upgrade, it was worth it.

    My fav is Museum Path which I am assuming you are only moderately happy with. I like the energy, the “brokeness” of it. It seems both improv and a bit undone, but with strong design. Hope that doesn’t sound like art-speak.

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