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A glorious 2 weeks at annual informal artists residency

Once again, in July I had the great fortune of being invited to spend 2 weeks at an informal artists residency in Woodstock, NY. I arrived completely spent from having put up yet another show at Purume Gallery where I've been curating a variety of art exhibits, putting up and taking down a 2-person show at St Francis College with my wonderful painter friend Mary K. Connelly, painting and delivering 6 new paintings for the annual Windham Fine Arts plein air exhibit (see post below), working on my apartment building's garden, and the rest of my life! After a couple of days in recovery, I went out and painted a few studies, oil on paper:

It was so much fun working alongside the stream, that I ended up turning this study into an 18"x24" painting:

This lead to inspiration for another finished painting done from nearby:

These were fine mornings - quiet, except for the burbling of the stream behind me, the sun filtered by all the trees that managed to take root in the rocky stream bank, and a nice breeze keeping everything cool.  Until around 11:30 when all the families or camp groups descended to swim in the large swimming hole nearby.

To see more sketches from this escape, visit my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ellayangstudio (you don't have to be a FB member to view the page). I'll add more here, too.... eventually!

Summer's Oil Sketches

This summer I decided to try doing some loose, relaxed oil sketches of scenes that strike me in some way as nice, and maybe possibilities for bigger, more finished paintings.  These are all 9x12 inches mostly on archival plein air painting panels from ArtBoards, a Brooklyn-based company. I'll be adding them to my website soon - they'll be well-priced, so stay tuned! I painted these in the Catskill Mountains:

Red House by Woods

Lake Beach

And these I did in my neighoborhood in Brooklyn:

botanical garden

Path in Prospect Park

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