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Main Street

Just a few pics from a walk on Main Street…we’ve hit peak fall foliage here and it is simply gorgeous.

I also learned how to “pan” (to capture motion) with my camera today, which is really exciting. I was really hoping to capture a fancy sports car going by, but instead I just got this schoolbus. šŸ˜†

Mountain Road

A sun dappled mountain road on Mt. Greylock

Mount Greylock

Gorgeous fall colors and views taken today at Mount Greylock, tallest peak in Massachusetts

Norman Rockwell Museum

Out in the Berkshires this weekend and visited the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA yesterday, full of classic American art. He spent many years illustrating covers of the magazine the Saturday Evening Post and made over 4000(!) paintings. I love how he captured expressions on people’s faces and told an entire story in one picture.  Also the amount of detail is really incredible.

Country Farmstand

Well it’s the best time of year here in New England…the air is crisp, leaves are changing, and it’s pumpkin season.Ā  Our local community center just started zoom photography classes with an amazing local photographer named Nick Depasquale and so I signed up. I am determined to learn what all the buttons on my DSLR camera do and how to shoot in manual mode.Ā  These are photos I took at a local farmstand that I’m submitting for my first homework assignment. They are all unedited images straight from my camera.

Selfie in Santa Fe

12″ x 16″, oil on canvas

First portrait / self-portrait… It took 7 (!) sessions to get to this, and they were all really terrifying versions! I wasn’t sure I could get to something decent, so I am really happy with this.

Arthub Fall 2020

Excited to participate in my first gallery exhibit! I joined the Nashua Area Artists’ Association recently and submitted a few works for the fall show in their member gallery. Quite fun to see my art in the world and check out other artists’ works.

Peonies, 12″ x 12″, oil on canvas
Copper Pots, 12″ x 16″, oil on canvas, Peonies, 12″ x 12″, oil on canvas
Skull and Roses, 12″ x 16″, oil on canvas
Gardenias, 12″ x 12″, oil on canvas

Leopard Print Headband (self portrait)

I’m too afraid to sketch or paint others (in case I make them look terrible) so I’m planning on only making self portraits or pictures of strangers until I get better. This doesn’t look exactly like me but the distortion looks pretty good anyway. šŸ™‚

Tomato the Cat

8″ x 8″, oil on canvas

It’s my niece’s 9th birthday tomorrow šŸ’• so IĀ  made her a petite portrait of her cat Tomato

Eye (self portrait)

Starting small before I try to make a full portrait