Paint the Town!

It was my privilege to participate in the Farnsworth Gallery’s second annual Paint the Town plein air event. Bordentown is a gorgeous, historic city. As you may remember, I also participated last year.

This year’s watercolors:

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Cous Cous

Last week I had the honor of being invited to a belly dancer photo shoot at Cous Cous in Cherry Hill. As some of you may know, Cous Cous may be my favorite restaurant. Belly dancing is my favorite dancing. I had a ball.

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Film Noir

Today’s Dr. Sketchy’s Asbury Park was Film Noir themed. Here are some of my watercolor sketches from the event.

Three ten minute poses:

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Five Minute Poses:

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And some two minute warm ups:

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Oh, The Horror!

Yesterday’s Dr. Sketchy‘s theme was classic horror. Here are some of my watercolor paintings from the session.

Dr. Frankenstein and her creation.

A colorful duo of succubi.

Vampire Queen.

Shhhhh, don’t wake the dead.

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Necromancer Steffie.

Lori channeling her inner Katrina Van Tassel.

A mummy.

Vampire.

Bittersweet

August is a bittersweet month for me. My love of summer is comparable only to the affection the average 7 year old has for Christmas. As I try to cling to the last days of plein air painting and sun kissed skin, it seems the rest of the world has moved on to autumn. My Pinterest feed is filling with fall fashion tips while Twitter babbles about back to school. Facebook friends long for a release from “this heat.” August is the last full month of summer, and I tend to spend it longing for June.

The following painting is of The Pink Mermaid, an antique shop on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Unfortunately, I know it is one of the last plein air works I’ll have time to create before the season changes.

Wet and Wild. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

Unframed: $250.00

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I Love Ocean City, NJ

Every summer, every Wednesday night, the Ocean City Fine Arts League has a plein air event. Every week they give out cash prizes to artists. Artists from all over New Jersey create gorgeous paintings of the small businesses on Asbury Avenue, Ocean City’s downtown shopping district. Judging is at 8 pm. I painted this watercolor of the beautiful and blue Butterfly Boutique on this past Wednesday. It won second place.

 

Beautiful Blues. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

Unframed: $250.00

Beautiful Bordentown

This weekend I had the honor of participating in Bordentown’s first plein air Paint the Town event. The event was hosted by the prestigious Farnsworth Gallery. Over twenty artists took part in the three day paint out. On Sunday, the paintings were presented by the gallery to the public. It was a joy creating watercolors of historic Bordentown, New Jersey. Working along side such talented people was truly inspiring.

Oliver Dusk. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

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Leave the Light On. Watercolor and ink on paper. 7″ x 5″.

Unframed: $275.00

 

A Nice Neighbor. Watercolor and ink on paper. 7″ x 5″.

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Study for “A Nice Neighbor”. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″

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Belly Dancers

Last night was Dr. Sketchy’s Asbury Park’s belly dancing event. I may be the only woman in the world who loves belly dancing as much as I do without ever having tried to belly dance. I adore belly dancers.  Unfortunately, I forgot my paints. I had two stray tubes in my purse, payne’s gray and rose matter. My pallet was very limited, so I’m not truly happy with how these came out.  Models were Sabrina Combs, Felicia Fatale, Lori Venus, and Ra’idah Dance.

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Half hour from promotional photo by Michael D Zielinski:

 

 

I Remember Wanamaker’s

Right now, this painting is hanging in the Ocean City Arts Center’s “I Remember Wanamaker’s” show. It is truly an honor to show in the Ocean City Arts Center’s gorgeous gallery again. This was an invitation only themed show that I am proud to be a part of. The only problem is, I don’t remember Wanamaker’s.  Sure is a pretty organ, though.

“Remember That Sound.” Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″

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Art in the Park

Ventnor, NJ’s art community is growing fast. This evening, I went to the season’s first Art in the Park event. Hopefully I will attend many more.

No Water. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $200

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