Sunday, October 17, 2010

Grande Dame

I am loving the play of warm and cool tones in this one. I used an orange prime coat when I started. Ha..warning! Look for more gray and yellow from me. 
I called it Grand Dame since this one beautiful old tree dominates the countryside and everything else is there to support her. The scene is based on trees I have seen around here although it is not from one specific location. The painting is 9x12"

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hudson Ohio Photo Book

                                                              Cover art  "Hudson Ohio"

Its done! The community effort to produce a glossy, coffee table style book of photos of our town is now available.
Kristina Roegner, teamed up with Liz Murphy of the Learned Owl and Keith Curley of Western Reserve Systems Group, LLC  to spearhead the project in early 2009. 
I was so intrigued with this that I combed through my photos of Hudson and went out to take more. On a hot June day last year I took this photo at the Saturday morning Farmer's Market and submitted  it   - it was accepted!

                                                                                               photo by K Harrington
This past Sunday afternoon there was a release party for the photographers and authors at the Learned Owl Book Store:


.... and it was a great party! A wonderful opportunity to see old friends and share stories. On the way out I couldn't resist snapping a photo of the view across the street from the Learned Owl - the side view of the Congregational Church as it is framed by two leafy trees..... maybe good  for the sequel?


Friday, October 8, 2010

Mama Llama

Isn't she a sweetie? Everyday on the way to work I pass a llama farm. These animals are so graceful and seem so intelligent. I painted this lady on canvas board 9x 12" and added a bit of colorful yarn to her harness.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October @ the MD Garage

I thought this palette was perfect for the last show of the year at the MD Garage. In addition to the ochres and violets there is a lot of bronze metallic mat paint used. i wanted to keep the edges very soft and the moody dreamy. The painting is 16x20"

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Art Show in Twinsburg

This month I am exhibiting my paintings in the public library in Twinsburg, Ohio. I decided to make a large part of the exhibit about ACEOs. They were very well received - two sold while I was setting up the show!

This is a pen and ink with watercolor of the monument in the Twinsburg town square that I matted and framed for the show: