Tag Archives: New England

Portrait of the Artist as a Kitten…Stage 2

Okay, progress….I have a title!  Once again, I identify with cats.

As promised, this picture is going to be complex with a lot of preliminary work.  Here’s the next stage:

 

danburysketchSome of you may recognize it as the front yard of my good friends’ home in Connecticut.  I was going to search through stock images for a good landscape, when I realized I already had the perfect one.

So, soon again, with the next stage.

 

Connecticut Fantasy Finish

As I was going to work yesterday, our landlord came bursting out the back door. He wanted to show us that there were berries falling all over our car, and to be careful. Then he pointed out a tree I hadn’t noticed before. A mulberry.
Mulberries are found in Connecticut. There were two in my childhood yard. Like magnets, they attracted birds and squirrels looking for a good meal. I wouldn’t be surprised, if at night, they were scavenged by raccoons, too. That is, when the raccoons were finished knocking over the garbage cans.
So, on the left side of the drawing, I included a mulberry tree. It gave me a chance to put in some red and pink colored dots to break up the green. I softened the tree on the right, put in some finishing touches, and Voila! Connecticut Fantasy is finished.

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Connecticut Memories

Been working on the piece. Thinking about it, brings back many memories. I spent most of my life in Connecticut. My mentor once remarked, “Connecticut should be called the green tree and stone wall state”. Which is true.

The landscape there is beautiful, many moods, variety of textures. I’ve decided to add some animals, squirrels and birds…it wouldn’t be authentic without them. So here’s where it stands now.ctfantasywip3