Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
oil on canvas
6 x 6 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky
It's always a little tough getting back into the routine of things after being away, even if it was for only a few days. But I'm not complaining, just easing back into my days of homeschooling lessons and making art.
This is painting #46 of my 100 painting project, another view of the marshes of Botany Bay at Edisto Island, SC. I have quite a backlog of paintings to post. Hopefully I will be able to maintain a more regular blogging schedule and get up to date before the year ends!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Two Trees on the Hill
colored pencil on Rising Museum Board
4.5 x 6.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky
This is what I have been working on over the past few days. I have been wanting to get back to working in colored pencil and used this drawing as a practice piece of sorts, to become familiar again with drawing. There are more paintings of my 100 painting project coming, but I have been feeling a need for more balance in my work. Drawing, for me, is such a nice balance to painting.
This is a view from the Blue Ridge Parkway near my home. Just over the hill with the trees and before the more distant hill is a road that I travel nearly every time I return from town. I have always liked the openness there. Just before that stretch the road is very windy and tree lined. Then the road straightens out for a bit as it rises up with these bare, rolling hills on either side and it's like an exhale, ahhhh....
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
I sat down and sketched these acorns the other evening, using watercolor pencils. There is a little collection of acorns on our kitchen windowsill, collected from the yard and driveway. We have had an abundance of acorns this year. That seems to suggest a hard winter ahead. I hope not. Not again. Although last year we had almost no acorns fall from our oak trees. And last winter here was brutal. So I don't know what that means. Except that for a few weeks we heard the constant ping of acorns falling onto the driveway.
I love that acorns are so full of possibility. That's usually how I feel about this time of year too. Something about the Autumn, when October comes around, that makes me think of new beginnings, a fresh start. More so than in January even. Maybe it's because of all those acorns.