Sunday, July 4, 2010

crossing the tracks and marble dust panels

Since we have guests this weekend I just had a tiny slice of time to do my vitamin. I headed down to the train station.
All this week I have been preparing for my annual trip to Washington State. I already sent off a box with oils and some panels. Next I will clean and go through my pastel box. It will be my carry on- the only thing I can never be without. They can lose my clothes, but never the pastels. I will be there for an entire month this year! I love painting the landscape there. The color of the air is intense and beautiful.

On the table (below) you can see the newest marble dust panels drying in the sun. Below them is the photo I promised to post for Caroline. It's a picture of the cheap foam brushes I use to spread the marble dust mixture. Click for recipe.

Happy Fourth of July!

8 comments:

joanne said...

Hi Loriann,

I like the peaceful feeling and gentle colors of this one.

Where will you be in Washington? It would be great to meet you :) and, maybe, join you painting one day.

Caroline said...

Thank you so much Loriann for posting the foam brush, it looks like a piece of solid foam slightly tapered towards the end I would guess for more flexibility. Most interesting and something I could try and make.

loriann said...

Hi Joanne, so you are a Washingtonian! I will be in various places during my visit. La Conner, where I will work in Richard's plein air boot camp, Whidbey Island, Orcas island, and the Olympic peninsula to go to the national park. Send me an email with your email address and I will let you know how my time sizes up when i am there. It would be a pleasure to meet you. Commitment is challenging at the moment.
Thanks about the painting!
Till later, loriann

Hi Caroline !
Do they have those brushes at the paint or hardware store in Scotland?

Double "D" said...

Very Cool B.
It has a special quality, richer colors
smooth blended and corse broken color
on top. I think it's a beauty.

Wow, a month in Washington. I envy you
the opportunity. Where in Washington? Our
best friends live in Tacoma.

PB

Caroline said...

Not at the art stores but one can order art materials on line and it is often cheaper to do this. It is an idea that a hardware store may have one too. I will look.

loriann said...

Hi PB, Are you back home yet?Thanks about the painting! As for Washington I will be in many places, all north of Seattle. Can't wait! (I do know I am fortunate!)

Hi Caroline, check the hardware store that is where I get them.

Brian McGurgan said...

You do amazing things with a "tiny slice of time", Loriann - beautiful work! I like the feeling of full sunshine and the cool shade of the trees.

loriann said...

Thanks Brian! It feels good to work....in fact I don't feel like myself unless I paint:-D