Sunday, September 9, 2007

Early Morning, Cowdrey's Country Store


Yesterday, I was out painting with about 15 other New Hampshire painters as part of the International Plein Air Painters annual "paintout." I'll post my one painting as soon as it's either dry enough to scan or the weather cooperates for a photo op. We've had a lot of much-needed rain in the last 24 hours. In the meantime, here's the woodcut print in the title. It's 6" x 8," oil-based inks on mulberry paper, and was done as part of an exchange with other printmakers. The theme was "hometown structure," but I stretched the idea a bit, as the store is just across the town line. I used my artistic license to move Mount Kearsarge a little to the right so that it could be seen beyond the buildings. To get the reference photo, I went down the road one day at 4:30 a.m. in order to capture the shadows as the sun rose. Yaaaawn.....

3 comments:

The Stamping Dragon said...

Makes me tired just thinking about it! Great print. I wish it was as easy to climb the mountain as it was for you to move it!

Barbara said...

Thanks, St Dr. This is one mountain that's relatively easy to climb; go for it!

Abbra said...

Interesting to know.