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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Artful Life of Maria Blog Continues with "en plein air painters"

The Long Absence
What can I say accept there is just not enough time to do all tasks I would like to start and finish each day.  And then there is the next day, and then another day, and the day after that and so on.  Working by priorities and deadlines even as a "stay at home" artist seems odd or unbelievable.  It is all true, true, true.

 Just 2 photos of the Plein Air Artists

The Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic and Producing New Art. 
Art activities as a painter have increased.  Basically 5 of us, my sisterhood painters and I, have traveled throughout Kent and Sussex Counties Delaware enduring heat as well as mosquitoes to paint historic sites and structures.  Getting to our distinction by 9 am, setting up and painting in the morning light is always majestic.  Packing up around noon and deciding on a new lunch location is always part of the story.  We are truly blessed to be able to share this creativity together en plein air of Delmarva.  (see a few posted photos).

Maria Painting a view of Legislative Hall, Dover DE in March of 2011

Finished Painting - "Delaware's Legislative Hall from Mirror Lake"


Maria Painting in Dianne's Garden 
In forground:  2 artists searching for the perfect spot

"Dianne's Garden"
Textured Oil w/Palette Knife

Maria Painting the Milk House at Edward Cole House, cir 1780
Now home of Delaware Bay Trading Co. , Camden DE

"Milk House, Edward Cole House, Camden DE"
Maria Painting at Belmont Hall Historic Home, Smyrna, DE
Oil on Canvas Painting
"Belmont Hall, Smyrna, DE"

Photo - Japanese Maple Tree - Belmont Hall

Acrylic on Canvas Painting
 "Japanese Maple Tree, Belmont Hall"

Photo:  Milk House, Belmont Hall

Oil on Canvas
Painting:  "Milk House, Belmont Hall"

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The above is just a glimpse of one segment of this artists' life this past spring and summer.  There are many more plein air outings, exhibits and art related activities I will be sharing in the days ahead. 

This blog posting completed on Valentines Day, Feb 12, 2012.  Happy Valentine's Day and hoping your heart and soul possess sweet creativity to share with others.

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Lots of love,

Maria L B