Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mary in Ellen's: Old City Jerusalem

I did these while camping at the Pinery in Ontario, Canada.  I was hoping to finish the book up there, but we had too much rain--and you can't paint in the rain.  (I can't, anyway.)  The first two are in Ellen's Moleskine and the the third is in my own sketchbook--I painted it with leftover paint from the other two. I'm including it as a peak into our life in the dunes up there.  I have one more piece to do, the half collab for Ammon.

I like to participate in the Virtual Paintout sometimes, where you go to the monthly chosen city and paint something visible from google maps street  views, as if you were at a real paintout.  Interestingly, in Jerusalem, the old-city srtreet views include scenes inside the bazaar, which is what I painted in Ellen's Moleskine.  It was strange painting these dark scenes in the brilliant sun of the dunes of the Pinery.

Jerusalem Old-City Bazaar #1
"Caught"
in Ellen's
acrylic
Jerusalem Old-City Bazaar #2
"Alcove"
in Ellen's
acrylic
"Reading in the Dunes"
Biker Buddy relaxes
(This is in  my own sketchbook)
acrylic

7 comments:

Ammon said...

Amazing colors.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Ammon. :-D

I'm trying to figure out what to do for you to complete now.

kayness said...

I'm loving the bold, bright colours

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Kayness! :-D

Moleskine Exchange said...

Biker buddy!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yup! That's him.

Mike Kline said...

You make me want to paint with all your work. How do you lug all that equipment around? I agree with Kayness on the bright colors. Wow!