I am just about done with this painting, maybe some minor changes yet. I plan to submit this for a peer-reviewed fall show with the theme of "hidden" things. My "hidden" would be the end of the path.
I took a plein air art class in Cape Cod a few summers ago and painted Vivian's (teacher) flowerbed with pastels (chalk). She had us do an exercise where we randomly made strokes on paper for 30 minutes. It was a really good loosening up exercise. The painting process then flowed more effortlessly. This second time, I painted the scene with oils for permanence but kept the brilliance of pastel colors with lots of bright, transparent oils. It is painted on the sides too so does not require framing.
This is a beautiful old crape myrtle in front of my house. It is probably from the early 1920s. We lost a big piece of it in an ice storm several years ago, but it still looks great all year round. There are giant bright pink blooms all summer and the shiny apricot bark all winter.
I caught the last light over the lake in this painting. The sky was glowing and the water shimmered with oranges and pinks. The dark tree skeleton and shore anchored the scene.
We were in Connecticut Thanksgiving 2014, and there was a beautiful snowfall. I loved the sunlight and shadows on the pine trees in the early morning. The snow just sparkled....
I tried to capture the look of my street on a very hot day with the crape myrtles in full bloom. I think I did it! This is a palette knife painting of the crapes that border the street and my neighbor's wonderful Arts and Crafts bungalow. Our houses on a hill above the street with curvy "waterfall" steps.Read More
This is a night scene on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.Read More
A medieval abbey in France (Senanque) surrounded by lavender fields.Read More
This is another of my paintings that will be exhibited (and for sale)Read More
Monet's Garden is one of three of my paintings that will be in the Dutch Art Gallery's Small Works showRead More
8 X 10" Oil on Linen Panel
By Ann McCann
Palette Knife Painting
The bougainvillea and oleander on Sanabel Island were stunning a month ago, as well as the lovely palms that are always blowing in the breeze.Read More