Well the official end of summer weekend is upon us. A whole summer went by and for the first time in a looooong time I didnt put a toe in Cape Cod sand. RI sand - yes, NH lake sand -yes but no Cape Cod.
Perhaps a fall trip for some plein air painting is needed :)
Searching the beach, searching for something. This is on a large cradled panel. The image is from one of my older little beach studies. Always loved the image and now its been reborn in a new way. Below you can see how I printed the old image and tacked it up for my inspiration. Then things just happened. Clearly influenced by a visit to my brothers studio and his new encaustic assemblages he has been doing lately.
I am liking where things are going.
12 x12" oil on panel. This was a commission and it comes with a special message from Lindsey :
"Happy Birthday to the most wonderful and loving fiance I could have
asked for! It's on Great Island that you made me the happiest person
the world, and I can't wait to make memories together in the years ahead
on Cape Cod and beyond."
Ahh summer.... this year I decided to trick out my boring shed. It is in a dark corner of our yard under a large maple tree - so nothing can grow! So it needed some color to make it pop.
Easy - I love color.
Then I added the trellis and shelf on the side for pots.
(The other side has some old windows and a bird house near the peak.)
To top it off - the weather vane and cupola.
A vintage find that was covered in black and white paint - I stripped that off and it revealed a copper roof - yay! You can't see it in this photo but the weather vane is a dog. Perfect.
Why have a plain jane little shed when its so easy to give her some style?!
See more of my garden:
HERE is a garden wall project
My favorite perennial: HERE
Check out this cool garden planter made from a vintage lantern HERE