This week’s painting has been percolating for many months. Back in January, Leslie Carothers, a dear friend, business mentor and social media star, posted this photo of a lovely golden gown.
As you may know, I am proud to be a member of a local art group, Girls Just Wanna Paint (GJWP). This is a group of women artists that meet once a month to share & view work, converse, and come up with monthly painting challenges. I was invited to become a member of GJWP about 6-7 years ago. Girls Just Wanna Paint is a small group of experienced painters,
Last week I spent several days on Nantucket with some of my oldest and dearest friends. Spending Summer days on Nantucket is one of our long standing traditions that I just adore. As you can imagine, Nantucket, especially in the Summer season, is full of colorful sights that fill my head with inspiration. I do my best to capture images on my phone so I can refer back to them
This week’s painting was a fun one to create. The July theme for the Girls Just Wanna Paint group is Summer Bliss. What could be more blissful on a hot day than the the cool feel of a frozen treat in your mouth ~ the epitome of Summer! See all the Summer Bliss paintings on the Girls Just Wanna Paint blog starting tomorrow.
As the weeks of Summer pass by, Mother Nature continues to put on a spectacular show. The containers on my deck are flourishing and I can’t help but smile each time I catch a glimpse of their bright colors and verdant foliage. Soon it will be time one of the real Summer showstoppers (that I don’t have on my deck) ~ sunflowers. One of the most spectacular local displays of
For today’s installment of A Painting & A Poem I am sharing a special painting. If you follow me on Instagram @pamelacopemanart (if you’re not, you should!) you got a peek of this painting on my story last week. This painting was done by my mom and features me as a child, at four years old to be exact.
The June challenge on for Girls Just Wanna Paint was Value. As always, each artist is encouraged to interpret the theme as she sees fit. With Summer in full swing, it seems each night I am treated to another dazzling sunset show over Nantasket Beach. For this month’s painting I explored the color values in the sunset by using broader, more minimal brushstrokes. The result was a more abstract painting
When I first started painting, I didn’t consider myself an artist and felt I didn’t deserve a studio space or even a corner of a room. What a mistake! Everytime I wanted to paint, I had to spend part of my limited time setting up an easel, paints, and a still life. Then I had to allow time to take it all down. Sometimes, ok, most of the time, I