Monday, May 25, 2015

Market Sunflowers and other adventures

Market Sunflowers
11 x 14 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

This painting was truly an adventure to paint. It is an image that I had wanted to try for some time yet I needed to be well prepared to tackle this complex subject. And it really was a puzzle of shapes and color that I enjoyed working out on paper. I captured this scene at our local farmers' market last summer and managed to paint it in time for the start of another farmers' market season, and just before we left for our annual trip to Edisto Beach.

Our Edisto adventure was glorious this year. Fantastic weather and a great cottage rental led to many hours of inspiration and art making. This was our screened porch where much creativity happened.
It was a wonderful spot to sit and do daily sketches. There was always something available as subject for a sketchbook page.
As the days wore on that large picnic table accumulated more and more objects, collected from our beach walks and found in local shops, produce for our next meal creation, and art supplies as well.
While at Edisto I also left several new art works at With These Hands Gallery. And here I am sketching the view of the marsh from Jungle Road Park. I will post some of the sketches made on this trip as soon as I can get them scanned and ready. Stay tuned...

Monday, May 4, 2015

in the news

A few months ago I was approached by the wonderful staff of Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine to do a step-by-step article featuring one of my colored pencil works of the ocean. I must admit that I felt a little overwhelmed by the prospect of writing clear instructions for a magazine article! The featured work is a piece titled Ocean Blue. If you'd like to read in detail just how it was created do check out the May issue of this impressive magazine from Ann Kullberg.
And if you are looking for ocean themed art, a couple of the pieces shown in the article above are still available in my Etsy shop!


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