I find the shore extremely interesting. I am endlessly fascinated with the plants and animals that inhabit these transitional places where a body of water meets the land. In this painting I interpret my impression of water lilies at the edge of a hidden cove in Knights Pond, where loons nest in the Spring and geese rest on their migratory flights.
I start my day at my easel. Some days I use my indoor studio, other days I pack up and take it outside. Artwork is just that, work. Producing a work of art in any medium takes time. Being an artist takes commitment, discipline, and dedication, like any other job, or the day can easily be lost to other things. So I get up every morning and get to work.
These past few months I've been working on a series of small oil paintings. This is my latest one:
Sunset in Stonington, Maine at low tide was the inspiration for todays painting. The paint was applied with a palette knife for a rich overall texture, contrast, and solidity in the foreground rocks. The sky was softened a bit with a brush enhancing the sense of depth.
It was a very productive winter and many more new paintings done in the past few months can be viewed on my website here. Many were sold, some are still available. I am always adding new work, so mark the page and check it often. And do share it with your friends!
"My connection to nature in my rural environment, surrounded by my gardens and all I love, provide spiritual nourishment and creative inspiration that I share in my paintings. I hope you will enjoy them, too."
Laura is a professionally trained artist with degrees in Studio Art and Art Education. She has taught K-12, as well as adult level students. She continues painting and selling her work to both private and corporate collections for over 30 years .