Friday, October 1, 2010

Rainy Days, grey light, painting water

These rainy days have hung heavy, cellar got water, but not as bad as sometimes.  It has not been weather to paint silk which stays wet so long.  I've been doing a batch of ads getting ready for Moonlight Madness (October 21) and Art Walk which is October 15.  I'll be demonstrating weaving chenille at Artisans Hand 5-7 as part of "FIBER FOR FALL".  "It's Arthur's Fault!" will be promoting their new salsa verde that I hear is really yummy.

These are some of the chenille scarves I took into Artisans Hand yesterday when I went to clerk.  I just realized how close they are in color to the paintings I've been doing in the past days.
It's been so dark when I get to the studio at 4pm that it is hard to take photos of the work.  I had to raise the window and set the painting on the window sill.  This small oil is a take off from the watercolor done on site on the coast of Maine, but more with the grey skies of Maine and of these days.  Still in process 12x9
 I thought I was going to do an abstract version, but it is hard for me to go from a drawing of something into real abstraction.   This is first day.  It might make some real changes.  Who knows!

Here is the painting as I was leaving today.  So many of these colors are in my last scarf warp: this amazes me!  24x20 maybe, I forget.

 As I finished up, I saw the sky was clearing.  Colors making me rejoice!

I used the last of my paints on the palette to add another layer on this drawing and I was good to go.  So enjoyed being "in the zone", my studio zone.  I do love to paint and color muse!


Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I can tell you love to paint...not so easy without good light. Your photo of the sunset was amazing...such vivid colors. Your chenille scarves are so perfect for the cool weather coming soon...good luck with your shows.

Altoon Sultan said...

Maggie, as I think you know, I love your landscape paintings, so am very happy to see these works in progress; the light,the shapes and colors are wonderful. And the scarves are beautiful too.

Maggie Neale said...

Hi Mary Ann, you're so good about leaving a comment. The light I turn on is flurescent which I can't even spell, but I try to take the photos without it. Been hard this grey week. Yes, it's the season for scarves, weaving, weaving. The butterfly has to be content with row by row.

Maggie Neale said...

Thank you, Altoon, for your kind words on my landscapes. I am trying to find what compels me there, work on it, than find the joy of abstract again.