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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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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