I've been interested in what I call memory landscapes. These are basically landscape paintings done purely from my memory of a place at a certain time. Watercolor seems to capture both elements of memory, the easily recalled bright colors and moods along with the blurry spots that are filled in with a sort of haze.
The above is my memory of the meadow near my home during a recent light rain. I was in the car and I was drawn to the woods in the distance and the bright golden rod blooming everywhere. The rain made the heat rise and created a brilliant mist.
We are settling into our new home after the move. Painting has slowed as I find a new schedule that works, its coming together slowly and I am finding more and more time. My husband is settling into a new job and Flora is much more active now. She even took her first steps the other day.
Fall is upon us, and as I was walking through a meadow with Flora I was inspired to make a simple, breezy portrait of the first hint of autumn.
Zinnias are out and Queen Ann's lace is covering the Pennsylvannia fields. Bees, black wasps and butterflies humm the ending of summer. I'm painting, cleaning the house for guests, dreaming up stamps to make and planning birthdays.
Inspired by our trip to the beach, I did a horseshoe crab watercolor. They come to shore to mate and then cannot get back into the sea. While throwing them back I was impressed by their fossil like shape. They definitely left an impression!
I am a watercolor and oil artist who lives in Pennsylvania. I am self taught and have been painting since I can remember. Most of my art centers around nature and the everyday scenes of life. I have shown my work in galleries all over the country and have sold my work to customers from around the world. I hope that you enjoy!