Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Dock at First Light, 10x8"

Ann's Painting
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Once a week or so, I join my good friends Frankie and Barb (both wonderful teachers and painters!) to kayak around Lake Zurich in the early morning before we start our day.  Yesterday, the light was so glorious that we vowed to return the next day at first light to paint.  

Frankie's Painting

Barb's Painting

We spent about an hour and a half on the dock, pointed in the same direction.  I love coming up for air at the end of an intense painting session to see how each artist interpreted the same scene.  Each person leaves their distinctive "fingerprint" on the scene, and we each chose to highlight something different in our painting.

Thanks Frankie and Barb, what a great way to start the day!


  1. I paint every Monday in an open studio with about seven other painters. And one of the things I love best about it is seeing how different each painting is. Same model, same surroundings but eight very different interpretations.
    I really like all three of these fingerprints!

  2. Nice work! Love your colors and brush strokes.