Monday, November 25, 2013

Buy Local, Paint Local!

I photograph and turn my paintings to black and white to see if the values work. Then I make any final changes if needed. This one is almost done.
17x29 inches watercolor

I also wanted to introduce my "Buy Local, Paint Local" series.
I have been visiting small local businesses, farms... and have met some hard working people with a strong sense of community. They run farms, cider presses, markets, raise chickens, bees, are yarn/weavers, bakers... I interview, photograph, sketch and paint what I find at each location. 
These paintings are about people, opportunity and community.

I will include a short story of each painting as I finish. 
I look forward to sharing this journey with you!