Little Log and Land-Marks

Trip #2 to SW Colorado. To deliver artwork..and be inspired. When I hit the road, possibilities feel endless.

I visit my new favorite creative source, a beaver pond.

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To get in the mood I make some line drawings with felt tipped pen.

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After drawing I notice this little log

A reason to revisit the site tomorrow

The more you draw, the more you”notice”

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Tomorrow:

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memorable little skinned and weathered loglette sitting in mine water run-off

Twelve hours later:  (it has to be all in the same day because…for continuity and the unexpected crazy choices that are made in the delirium of painting non-stop for 12 hours outside in the elements), Voila!: Go to the Gallery (Gallerette) at the end of this post to see the ensemble; Shallow Log Day.

Some pieces of the days’ efforts: 2 hues for each painting (complements plus white, that’s all)

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8:30 AM

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10:30 AM

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6:30 PM

Now, to relax a little.

Family arrives from Los Angeles. I keep my art momentum going with a study of a spruce tree in the side-yard, but..

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my nephew is all encompassing and…

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yes, he gets the whole half…

I am…

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no multi-tasker.

Adios.

Now, back to the hot and steamy desert…and thinking to myself, for the 500th time, how about a little aeroplane so I can do this faster and oftener (and what a birds eye view that would be)! 500 miles just to draw a pond?!..totally worth it.

 Gallerette

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Landmarks #1: Selected Textures From In and Around a Beaver Pond in Southwest Colorado, 20×20 inches,  pen and ink, M.Milstead August, 2015 (sepia)

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Landmarks #2: Selected Textures From In and Around a Beaver Pond in Southwest Colorado, 20×20 inches, pen and ink, M.Milstead August, 2015 (sepia)

Day Of Pond Log

Shallow Log Day, 12 10×10 inch oil on canvas board, M.Milstead, August, 2015

4 thoughts on “Little Log and Land-Marks

  1. Wow!!! I love seeing your work… the texture sketches… and the 12-panel piece d resistance! Not to mention your photos and commentary… 🙂

  2. wow, Meredith! Really fine drawing and seeing out there. Especially loving the pine tree, well, bird and all,. I am a little obsessed. Lucky girl to keep moving around the west. Best, Cynthia

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