Friday, August 24, 2012

Breakfast in Montreal, 6x8"

This is a quick oil sketch of my niece Jorie having her breakfast "al fresco" in Montreal. I used a hardboard that had been coated with several thick layers of gesso to give the painting a nice rough impressionistic feel from the beginning.

Friday, August 17, 2012

So Much for Galoshes, 8x10"

I was lucky enough to snap this scene in Montreal last month.  I couldn't help but smile at the never-ending battle of parents everywhere who try to keep their kids dressed appropriately for the weather, only to turn around and find that all their attempts are for nothing!  To bid on this painting, please click on Ann Feldman Galoshes.

DEMO ANNOUNCEMENT:  If you are an artist in the Chicago area, I'll be giving a painting demonstration for the Palatine Art League on September 7th.  It would be great to see you there!  Email for information and to register.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Dock at First Light, 10x8"

Ann's Painting
If you are interested in this painting please click here.

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!