Sunday, October 20, 2019

Tongues in Trees

 Tongues in Trees
at a Winterthur rock sculpture installation
painted plein air as part of the Brandywine Plein
Air Festival on October 18, 2019
14" x 11" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $500


The plein air setup

The stone engraving

Tongues in trees,
books in running brooks,
sermons in stones,
and good in everything.
 
-William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 1, Line 15

FYI: "Shakespeare is having the duke purposely (deliberately) conclude that nature "speaks" more eloquently and truly than people with their tongues, books, and sermons. Stones (inanimate objects) turn out to be better company than people who seek favors by using flattery, charm, etc."

The sculpture setting

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Which Way Is the Sun?


Which Way Is the Sun?
at Rushton Woods Preserve in Newtown Square,
Pennsylvania, painted plein air on October 16, 2019
painted as part of the Plein Air Brandywine Festival 2019,
14" x 11" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $500

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Chickens at Brandwyine Cottage...


What Painters?
Chickens at Brandywine Cottage,
which is featured in the book, The Layered Garden,
painted plein air on October 15, 2019
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $300, painted as part of the
Plein Air Brandywine Festival 2019,
the website HERE


Peck Peck Stroll
Chickens at Brandywine Cottage,
which is featured in the book, The Layered Garden,
painted plein air on October 15, 2019
14" x 11" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $500



Curious about painting? Peck, peck, stroll.

The Brandywine Cottage
The chickens' coop is near the cottage,
just beyond the painter on the left. 

Read the NY Times article
3,000 Plants, and Then Some
about the cottage and it's noted garden HERE

See David L. Culp's website and more about
this fabulous garden HERE. And a chicken HERE!
See the book on amazon HERE.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Christina Bye Wilmington

Christina Bye Wilmington
as the Christina River flows past Wilmington, Delaware
painted plein air October 14, 2019
on the walkway at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife
Refuge in the DuPont Environmental Education Center,
Wilmington, Delaware,
14" x 11 (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $500



The setup

The Christina River is named after Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689); the first permanent European settlement in Delaware in 1638 was Swedish, the colony of New Sweden

The DuPont / Refuge website is HERE.

Painted as part of the Plein Air Brandywine Festival 2019, the website HERE

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Island in the Thoroughfare

Island in the Thoroughfare
looking at the Deer Isle Thoroughfare from the
woods and rocks by Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air September 28, 2019
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 140 lb.
Arches cold press rough 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $300

Birch Leaves Leaving


Birch Leaves Leaving
over the sea as they change color
at Settlement Quarry on Deer Isle, Maine
painted plein air September 29, 2019
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $300



The plein air setup on a granite stone bench

Friday, October 11, 2019

Island Reclining - Go Figure Studies

Island Reclining - Go Figure,
Study 3
off Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air September 28, 2019
18" x 13" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Prismacolor waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $700

  
Island Reclining - Go Figure,
Study 2
off Sand Beach in Stonington, Maine
painted plein air September 28, 2019
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Prismacolor waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $300

Friday, October 4, 2019

Settlement Quarry View

Settlement Quarry View
from the no longer quarried quarry
painted plein air September 29, 2019
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press rough 100%
cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $300


The plein air setup on a granite stone bench

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston was made from Settlement Quarry granite from this hill.

Settlement Quarry is part of the Island Heritage Trust on Deer Isle, Maine, their web site HERE.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Top Notch Moored

Top Notch Moored
moored for the night in evening light
painted plein air on September 28, 2019
5" x 7" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, and #3 graphite on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico
cold press rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $150


In Stonington harbor lobsterboats in sunset light, swing at their moorings, left to right, Miss Pickle, Rebecca Marie, Lynn Marie, and, in the foreground, Top Notch.