Monday, May 25, 2015

Market Sunflowers and other adventures

Market Sunflowers
watercolor
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...

5 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

The painting seems to glow :D its lovely

and you collected a lot of wonderful things to draw :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh how beautiful is this??!! From the patterned tablecloth to the shadows of stems through the white plastic bucket to the deep and watercolored surface behind the front...Just gorgeous, Ann!!! You look cute in that color blue, by the way. Is that your Springer lying on the porch?

Ann said...

Thank you Jennifer and Sherry! That is our corgi resting after a walk to the beach. Our springer was probably doing the same just behind me, he preferred a rug they had in the lving room for naps :-)

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Ann-Gorgeous sunflower painting. So cheerful. Looks like you certainly found great subjects to fill up your sketchbook. So glad you had s wonderful vacation. Have a great week.

Celia Blanco said...

Your sunflower painting is incredible! I love the intense yellow and gorgeous mix of blues and white.
Perfect vacation, I love the sketchbook pages. Thank you for sharing them!

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