In My Element

The Philomath Open Studio Tour was a success.  I met many interesting folks who love art and enjoyed the party atmosphere of our visitors as the volume of discussions rose at the end of each group’s wine tasting.

I am now back in my studio starting a new series of pastel paintings done from photographs taken with my phone.  My daughter had downloaded a “retro” camera app that takes photos with a cool effect.  These are the resource material for my new paintings.  A photo of the first one I started is below with the original picture.  At the least, I will remove the chicken in the shadows in the upper left corner.

Also, (with great excitement and trepidation) I am learning to paint with acrylics from Donna Beverly–they are different in ways I could not have imagined.  Not only do I have to mix my colors instead of just grab them out of the box, they dry! before I have finished with the color I am using.  There are methods to deal with this that I will use beginning next week.  It is WAY FUN to do something new!  It is much more of a brain twist than I thought it would be.

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About Kate McGee

Pastel artist who paints real and imagined landscapes.
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1 Response to In My Element

  1. Roka says:

    Kate, I’m so happy the show as a success. It sounds like it was a lot of fun, too. I’m so sad that I couldn’t make it up there.

    I love your rendition of the street photo. Very cool!

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