Friday, July 4, 2014

Work in Progress: Low Tide, Foggy Coast

It's the Fourth of July, and I'm celebrating by making art. 

Right now I'm working on two pieces, with an eye toward an upcoming show at the River Street Gallery at New Haven's Fair Haven Furniture.

Here's what I'm working on.

Foggy Maine Coast, West Tremont, Maine

Here's a photo image of the scene:

And here's my image:

I'm creating it with Pebeo Setacolor paints, Inktense pencils, and Shade-Tex rubbing plates.  I like the Shade-Tex for creating nubbly, watery, and grassy natural surfaces:

I've done hand embroidery for the tree on the right and plan to use french knots and other nubbly surfaces for the lines of seaweed on the pebbly beach.

First Encounter Beach, Eastham, MA, at low tide. 

 Here's a photo image of the scene:

And here's my view of it, created with Pebeo Setacolor paints and Inktense pencils and ink blocks:

My experiment with working on more than one project at a time has so far been a fruitful one.  When I get tired of, or disillusioned with, one piece, I set it aside and work on the other.  It's not that the projects feed one another.  Rather, they keep me from getting bogged down.


  1. Beautiful pieces Diane! I can't wait to see them!

    1. Thanks! And I'm anxious to see The Moth at the Window!