Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday Morning, Cambridge 8x8"

It's hard to beat Cambridge Massachusetts on a Sunday morning in the fall.  The architecture, the boutiques, the Harvard bells tolling in the distance.  Emily and I were lucky to catch what was probably the last great autumn weekend of the year!

To bid on this painting, click on Ann Feldman Sunday Morning, Cambridge.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Portrait of Inna, 10x14"

Inna is a student at Mainstreet who came in to model for us the other day.  After laying in a thin wash of paint with my brush, I took my palette knife to it to punch up the difference in my values and to lend the painting more of an impressionistic feel.  For the background, I brushed on a bright orange color and followed it up with mixtures of white, blue, and green applied with my palette knife.  This technique of layering complementary colors over a bright background allows the color to "sit behind" the model, which is always desirable!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Regatta on the Charles, 8x8" (Sold)

This past weekend I visited my daughter Emily in Cambridge, and it just so happened that the Head of the Charles Regatta took place at the same time.  What a carnival!  Streets in Boston were closed to make room for the hordes of race watchers, food stalls, and rides.  The weather was perfect-- crisp and sunny.  It was the perfect New England spectacle!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Sunny Day, 6x6"

This tiny portrait of a little girl in the sunlight was my entry into this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge.  I tried to keep this one very loose and impressionistic.  I often find this type of portrait more intriguing than a very detailed one.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Aspens in the Snow, 8x10" (Sold)

This past weekend was Parents' Weekend at both boys' schools in Colorado, so I left a few days early to paint in the Oil Painters of America's Paint Out in Woodland Park, near Pikes Peak.  The Aspens were in full color, and I was in heaven.  This being my first "away" paint out, I wasn't very well prepared!  I sat on my suitcase and balanced my painting on my knees while the wind whipped all around me.  The landscape moved me so much that I lost myself in my painting and didn't realize that I came pretty close to hypothermia one blustery morning...

Next time, I'll be ready!  Fingerless gloves are a must-- as is my easel.  I can't wait to go again!

To bid on this painting, click on Ann Feldman Aspens in the Snow.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sun Over Mt Sopris, 8x8" (Sold)

This is the last of my Mt Sopris "miniseries".  The area is so beautiful, I couldn't paint just one!

This painting will be up for auction at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School fundraiser on October 15.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

John and Anne's Truck, 8x8" (Sold)

The founders of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School drove a truck from Vermont in 1953 to settle and set up their school near Carbondale.  The truck still sits in a place of honor on the campus!

This painting will be up for auction at the CRMS fundraiser on October 15.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mt Sopris, Late Summer, 8x8" (Sold)

Our youngest son Jordan is finishing high school in Colorado.  He loves it there.  For art class, he elected to take blacksmithing.  His school sport is mountain biking-- a bit of a departure from life here in Illinois! Campus is in the shadow of Mt Sopris, which I couldn't resist painting last time we were there.

This painting will be auctioned at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School fundraiser on October 15.