Monday, July 15, 2013

Variations on the Pamet River

Afternoon By The Pamet River,  12 x 9 pastel on board
 My  whole last week in June was spend it in Cape Cod with an artist friend. The purpose of the trip was to paint, take photo references, and visit galleries and exhibits. It was very exciting and productive. We got the chance to see the pastel exhibit sponsored by the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod.

Fearing coming back home with just photo references, I set myself the goal of producing  three paintings every day. I know it sounds crazy, but that goal helped me at times when because of the heat, rain, or tiredness I felt like doing nothing.

 Our home base was in N. Truro and the area being new to me, provided lots of subjects to paint everywhere I looked.  The painting above, was done on location, by the post office in Truro, a place almost hidden by tall grass. I don't think I did justice to the light and the haze of late afternoon.

The following two paintings are variations of the one above and they were done indoors the last day of our stay, simply because it rained the whole day. When I find a place that speaks to me, I like to imagine what it would be like under different weather conditions.

Lazy Afternoon By The Pamet River, 7x5 pastel on board

Fog on the Pamet River, 7x5 pastel on board-SOLD
 Did I fulfill my goal? Of course I didn't! But I produced eleven paintings, most of which still need some work.


Olga Díaz said...

Beautiful. I love it.

Donna T said...

I'm glad you were able to get out and paint, Adriana. Those are some very nice variations on the river theme! I like each one and they do have different moods.

Adriana Meiss said...

Olga and Donna, Thank you for your comments! I'm already thinking where to go next year...

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