Sunrise oil sketch - 26 Feb 2010 - Eileen (Eibhlin) Eilis Morey, artist

The Sun is Back

The sun is back! When I woke up this morning, the skies and the weather map looked like the sunrise would be dismal.  I wasn’t sure I’d be able to paint en plein air. (Of course, I had a Plan B ready.) Instead, the clouds broke and the sun came through the clouds, at least …

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Sunrise oil sketch - 25 Feb 10

Exploring the Grey

Among the many things I love about being an artist is the joy I take in colors.  Whether they’re the vibrant shades of spring and autumn, or the subtle greys of winter and the sizzling whites of summer… I love color! This morning, the skies were heavy with rain.  The colors were similar to yesterday’s …

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Daily Sunrises – Day Two

Yesterday, I started painting sunrises again.  They’re simply oil sketches… nothing formal or fancy.  Yesterday’s is on the left, and described in more detail at A New Morning. Generally, I grab whatever smallish, blank canvas is nearby.  Today, as yesterday, that’s a 10″ x 14″ canvas board. Technically, these paintings aren’t quite en plein air …

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A New Morning

Yesterday, I found a quotation that made me feel much better: “I’m in a foul mood as I’m making stupid mistakes… This morning I lost beyond repair a painting with which I had been happy, having done about twenty sessions on it; it had to be thoroughly scraped away… what a rage I was in!” …

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Discovering the Truth

Last night, I was re-reading Finding Your Visual Voice.  It’s a book that steadily inspires me. The opening line of the book is, “Artists  paint to discover the truth.” That really resonates with my views.  There is a truth — an essence — in everything.  It’s that essence that inspires the artist; something in what …

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Happy socks!

I love this little guy, and he’s only partly finished.  He’s created from a single sock. The stripes are woven into this cotton sock; they’re not just printed on the fabric.  That can make a big difference when designing a sock doll… though I’ll admit that the printed-on designs offer more creative inspiration, at times! …

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