Plein Air: Library

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I set up a new, diy plein air painting easel by the library a few evenings ago and made this small sketch. I like the color of the warm evening light on the brick.

I have a couple events coming up! I’ll be at the Glenview Art League’s Summer Art Fair on July 30 and 31. Also, I’ll have a painting the Glenview Art League’s Member Show at the Bookmarket starting on the fifth. There will be a reception on July 22nd, but unfortunately I’ll be out of town then.

Oil Painting: Asters

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Asters ©Deb Anderson, 24 inches square, oil on canvas.

A wave, a drift of flowers, weeds, lush and brittle. A gift, a wall, a path, a dead end.

Oil Painting: Ocean Sunrise

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Another painting of the sky over the ocean, inspired by a recent cruise to the Bahamas. A rainbow of early light moves through the clouds and reflects in the dark water.

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Oil Painting: Backlit Peonies

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This small painting just got a few final brushstrokes that sent it from “hmm” to “complete.” More beautiful blooms from my good neighbor. We went to the Old Town and Wells Street art fairs in Chicago today – so much beautiful art! I am blown away. I especially loved Signe and Genna Grushovenko’s paintings, the mixed media work of Ronna Katz, and Katie Musolff’s watercolors.

I also just finished watching James Gurney’s Gouache in the Wild video. It was so good, an I hope to tune up my gouache outdoor sketching skills in the coming days and weeks.

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Oil Painting: Cottonwood

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This small painting is based on walks in the Techny Basin conservation area. As always, the shapes of the brushstrokes hold my interest, some bold and flat, some blending, lines and dots.

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Oil Painting: Ocean Sunset

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Ocean Sunset, 6 inches square, oil on hardboard, ©Deb Anderson

Another small painting inspired by a recent trip to the Caribbean.

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Oil Painting: Tigerlily

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I’ve been working on this riotous explosion of foliage for a few weeks. If you follow me on instagram (debrhapainting), you’ll have seen quite a few posts of the work in progress. I had the feeling that this painting knew exactly how it wanted to be, and I just had to clear the way.