|Ann Mohnkern - Art from the Maine Coast -||
It's time to shift gears from my winter of studio work to summer outdoors. Because of the extreme differences in the seasons, there is a lot to do putting away winter and taking out summer. I am wrapping up several larger paintings, trying to finish all I have begun over the past months. I have one final 16 x 20" painting on canvas that I have just begun to rough in, so I thought I would post a photograph of how I start.
It's early morning and the warm summer sun is beginning to burn off the fog around the island. I painted the entire canvas with a pale peach color, which will provide a warm undertone to the sky on the upper right, and the granite rock cliff in the foreground. The pine woods on the upper left have been "scribbled" in with red, which will give some vibrancy to the greens. I have also begun to suggest the atmospheric perspective of the tree line in the middle right section of the canvas.
Behind the easel you can see the wall of shelf storage in my home studio, which is somewhat organized. Nothing makes me crazier than not being able to put my hands on something I need.