Artist’s Musings

a pair of geese flew by; outside my studio window; i’m glad elephants don’t fly

This tree with the bleached bark

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood. It is the first day of spring. Around the corner on Race and Cypress Streets. What is this specie of tree called? For 4 years I have thought that this tree on Race and Cypress Streets was dead. I have been itching to make a painting of this tree since moving to Kennett Square in 2014. I often asked myself how do I paint this tree because there are so many things going on around it, and while I was painting, so many gnats doing their midair courtship around my face. Anyway, here it is.

Sometimes some outdoor paintings need a bit of tweaking in the studio

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood. Sometimes some outdoor paintings need a bit of tweaking in the studio, and this one was one of them. I usually do not like to tweak my plein air paintings because it seems to loose its feel of spontaneity. But I was restless, so tweaked I did, and very carefully. I am rather please with it. Now off I go to Race and Cypress Streets to tackle a tree that I have been itching to do since moving to Kennett Square in 2014.

On Red Clay Trail between the YMCA outdoor pool and Red Clay Creek

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood. It’s a restless day. After returning from painting outside of Chester County Hospital, I did a few more tweaks to the previous painting from early in the morning. I will post it tomorrow, just in case I have a few more tweaks to make. Still restless after tweaking the painting from this morning, I went back outside to paint around the corner on Red Clay Creek.