Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
This was an underpainting for a painting I was about to do, but Laura came home and liked it "as is", so I'll start another underpainting and keep this for Laura. Good to have her home again for a bit. :)
Posted by Kathryn Fisher at Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A few minutes well-spent huddled on the porch step in the frosty air on a November night.
Four minutes, to be exact. The porch light reflecting off the crape myrtle tree was lovely. It's getting very cold out at night this week. I love this time of year.
Posted by Kathryn Fisher at Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Posted by Kathryn Fisher at Thursday, October 27, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
What a great workshop! Matt Smith is a gifted teacher. I appreciated all of the time he spent with each of us in the workshop. I really enjoyed meeting the other participants. There were ten of us and we had such a fun time.
Lake Shore Afternoon
This was painted en plein air the first afternoon of the workshop on the shore of Table Rock Lake.
The next morning we met bright and early to go down into Dogwood Canyon. I took my time setting up, waiting for the sun to come over the canyon rim and hit the light-colored bark at the top of this Sycamore.
I had packed up my stuff in the late afternoon because the tram would be coming soon to take us back out of the canyon. Matt came along and said I had plenty of time to paint one more. I spent 10 minutes or so on this little (6x8) painting of a Hickory tree that was lit up in the afternoon sun. I was going to wipe it out, but Matt convinced me to keep it. I'm glad he did.
The last day was cold and rainy, so we painted from photographs that Matt provided. I enjoyed "inventing" the colors of the backlit willows and brush. Matt taught me a lot about form shadow and cast shadow here.
The last painting of the workshop, again from one of Matt Smith's photos. I had to pack up to drive home before I finished this. I learned a lot about setting the horizon line and leading the viewer into the painting.
I look forward to painting from these little studies in the studio and seeing where I can take them.....and where they take me.
Posted by Kathryn Fisher at Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Just got back from Savannah, Georgia. I spent some time there on Tybee Island painting with sea water (it was what I had available) and a little pocket sized watercolor paint pallette. Some sand stuck to the paintings. It was a beautiful place and I found it hard to leave.
Posted by Kathryn Fisher at Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Posted by Kathryn Fisher at Sunday, September 04, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
This morning that orange bit really annoyed me, particularly bf coffee, so out it went! lol
Posted by Kathryn Fisher at Saturday, September 03, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Wee ones all, humanity
Toeing the edge of terra firma
Giddy at the sight of sparkling sea,
Breathless, gazing into the night sky.
Oh, for the beauty of the earth,
We watch and are amazed.
Posted by Kathryn Fisher at Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Yesterday, Woman on Blue looked a bit wan, so today I asked her to sit for me, rather than painting from a photo. Ahhh, that's a better way to go about this. She looks much better and has some color in her cheeks.
14x11, oil on panel, with many thanks to Laura.
Posted by Kathryn Fisher at Friday, August 19, 2011