Monday, September 27, 2010

A Day in The Plains

This Saturday, October 2, I'll be at "A Day in The Plains" with some other fine artists and crafters. They will also have a parade plus events for children of all ages.

The Plains Community League
The Plains website

I've painted a few of The Plains locations to offer for this event.
The Plains paintings


While, from what I've heard, my invasion of Stink Bugs isn't as bad as some, we have had our fair share sneaking into our house. Usually if we get 1 or 2 all year it's a lot, I usually see them on my tomatoes in the middle of the summer.
This past weekend, I've had to dispose of at least 2 dozen or so I've found in the darnedest  places (in the window blinds, behind the flour next to the stove, in the cabinet, in a blister pack of pills, in the refrigerator) Plus open the garage door, and they come swarming out of the garage.
I sketched this little guy today on a sticky note with pencil and sharpie. Scanned him in and applied several layers of filters and color modifications in photoshop to create this illustration.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lost Treasuries

Out of curiosity, I searched the etsy treasuries for my name, and I found a couple that I was in and didn't know about! How 'bout that?
I'm honored the person creating the treasury liked my items enough to include me. If you are also curious, here are links to said treasuries - I have been included amongst some lovely items to be sure

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Plains Post Office

Just finished this little painting, for "A Day In The Plains" festival October 2. This is The Plains post office. Soft pastel, 5x7. The original will be for sale as well as giclee prints. I'm hoping to get at least 2 more paintings done for the event.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

disaster painting - fixed?

Here is the painting again. I used pastel pencils over the original painting. There are some spots that wouldn't take the pastel, because in those spots the color pencil was waxy instead of soluble, so the pastel skips over it (the pink color is that way), but over all, I think it looks better. I was doing this one to include in my Sketchbook I am working on for the sketchbook project, but in the rules it says not to use mediums that smudge, so that kind of eliminates pastels. I don't know if I'll try spraying it to the point of no smudge (which would darken the painting) or if I   will  print the scan and include it that way. We'll see.

Sketchbook Project: disaster painting

This is my disaster painting. I read in a magazine a painter/illustrator that used both colored pencil and water color to create interesting textures. but it didn't really work out for me. Some of the colored pencils I have are water soluble instead of waxy and they smeared and changed color instead of keeping their texture. I think I'm going to try to use this as a underpainting and apply pastels over it & see if I can salvage it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Cont.

 On Monday, as the great weather continued, I drove over to The Plains to take some photos of the old town. Here are a few. Perhaps there will be a few of these transformed into paintings available at "A Day in The Plains" on October 4.
All images & photos ©Justine A. Remington


Labor Day Weekend - Fall Car Show

What a nice Labor Day weekend. Got a lot of yard work done and My husband & I went to the Fall Car Show in Warrenton on Saturday.