Spalding Inn painting

Blues Turn Brilliant

Last February (2010), I began this oil painting of a landscape in the White Mountains. Because I had other work to complete first, this painting progressed slowly. For about four months, this painting was on my living room wall.  I knew that it needed something… I just couldn’t figure out what. Last week, I read …

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ATC - an umbrella sketch

Testing a New Drawing Pen

Before renewing my love affair with pen & ink illustration, I needed a new rapidograph. Since childhood, I’ve always loved black-and-white illustration, and my drawings are a mix of contour-style line drawings accented with cross-hatch (etc.) shadows. My “people” have always been silly looking things with large noses that often extend directly from the hairline,  …

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Sunset painting by Eileen Morey, 12" x 12" oil on canvasboard

Autumn Means Painting

The best view from our home is through the sliding glass doors in our living room. Unfortunately, that’s also the hottest room in the summer, so – without a/c (typical in this part of NH) – it’s no fun to paint there. However, once the cooler weather returns, I’m ready to pick up my paintbrush …

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Colorful Morning - sunrise sketch in oil paint, by Eileen Morey

Colorful Morning

This morning, the sunrise flashed some spectacular colors… but only briefly. Fortunately, I was poised by my window with my palette and brushes in hand. Though snow is still on the ground, the colors of spring are emerging! This oil sketch took about 10 minutes.  The vivid colors were visible for even less time, and …

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