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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

100 plein air paintings in 100 days - #93/#94

 #93 - "Summer Greens"
Original Oil 6x8"

10/07/16 (12:45pm)
Painting with the girls again today. This was a really beautiful marsh, and I was just getting a feel for the subject when a small hailstorm blew in and chased us to the shelter of the car.

#94 - "Peony Study"
Original Oil 6x8"

10/07/16 (3:30pm)
I got  30 minutes into this one and lost the sun. Packed up thinking I would finish it in the studio. And every time I glanced it's way for the next couple of weeks, I would think, I love it just as it is. Why would I do more? So in the end I didn't.

On another note, I just stumbled across this wonderful video clip of Virginia Vaughan's moving year long daily painting adventure. Both she and her paintings are lovely, well worth a look. If you're interested you can check it out here.


  1. Two wonderful paintings, Liz. Your decision to leave those peonies just as they were was spot on - and made a gorgeous piece!

  2. Liz,

    Truly a good call on the peonies. "Peony Study" is as beautiful as I recall it on that day. And we beat it to the car so quickly when the rain/hail hit that I missed seeing your first painting - so it is great to see it here today! Beautiful!


  3. Beautiful marsh, such lush greens! And the peonies are lovely, my favorite flower.

  4. Thanks for the visual journey today, first with the images of your "100 in a 100", and secondly V Vaughan's video. I was in a workshop with her when she was just starting this project so it was fun to see the final day. Thanks for sharing!

  5. The Peony Study is my favorite of the series. It is a beautiful painting with such lovely color and mood.

  6. Hi Liz, Another totally wow email in my inbox! I just love Summer Greens. The composition is beautiful and the light and shadow create so much depth and just draw you right in. Love it!

  7. Hi Liz: Thank you so much for sharing Vaughan's story. It really brings the point home of why we do what we do when we paint on the land. Beautiful and touching.
    And I am glad that you did not do anything more to the peonies!
    Looking forward to painting out with you again soon.

  8. These are both wonderful. So nice to see beautiful work in my inbox. Have you ever taken pictures of your process of painting?

  9. Thanks again for all of your wonderful comments!

    Elaine, I used to do photo step by steps, but I found it interfered a lot with process so I lost my enthusiasm for it. I am planning to do a video demo in the next while, then I can just turn it on and paint. I will be sure to post it here once it's done.