Friday, March 18, 2011

Day One in Plein Aire



Fifty five temperate degrees. I took my lunch coffee out on the stoop, sat in the sun and painted what was in front of me, my Japanese Dogwood. It's a lovely tree in early June full of leaves and flowers. And it is a lovely tree standing bare naked March 17th, this glorious first day painting in plein aire. --It's time to put together a plein aire kit. I wasted too much sun getting my stuff together.


I didn't waste any time finishing Mice. Then I signed it and put it aside to make room for part two of So Many Choices; Pastries . Next up Banana Cream Tarts. They will be easier to execute than mice. Yuk. What a word I chose. Gross,but true.
Mice didn't come out as well as I had hoped, but their flaws will be less apparent in the bottom spot of the composition of the triptych.



7 comments:

  1. Mice Cupcakes! You're the one--I'd forgotten. A fine tray indeed! Wm

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  2. And no calories in a look.

    What do you mean "I'm the one?" I am the one lady around these parts painting pastries. Simple,no science involved.

    It is an unusual subject,a sweet one, a fun one. But the real subject is the abundant choices we are bombarded with. We have so many placed before us that making a selection, a decision is difficult for some and impossible for others. We are often blinded and dumbfounded by the repetitious display of choices everywhere we look.

    I was not. I was energized in that bakery. I loved the riot of colors I loved the baker's sense of humor. I chose a mouse for $2.95 and bit off his head. Delicious-- there was mousse in the mouse. The pastry chef was my kind of people.

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  3. This is a really beautiful painting of a dogwood. Bare is glorious. Watercolor, acrylic?

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  4. Thanks Hallie and it was so nice just being out in the sun while doing it. It's water markers, watercolor and pastel.

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  5. Nice piece to pave the way for more pieces to come as the weather gets warmer. Congrats on finishing Mice - I wonder if they taste good...

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  6. There's chocolate mousse in those chocolate mice. Quite delicious Evelyn.

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  7. Love to eat them mousies
    Mousie's what I love to eat
    Bite they little heads off
    And nibble on they tiny feet.

    My dad couldn't keep a straight face reciting this to mom who was usually in stitches by the third line. I always just grinned.

    Now, a mousse mouse is serious business!

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