Day 34: Five Plein Air Paintings and a Necklace in Baxter

Day 34: Five Plein Air Paintings and a Necklace in Baxter
Birch Window, Baxter State Park (pastel) by Polly Castor

Birch Window, Baxter State Park (pastel) by Polly Castor

I painted five plein air pastel paintings in Baxter State Park, on four different surfaces. I liked the sanded surfaces, the archival Evolon fibered paper, but not the Ampersand Pastelbord, which I purchased for its oblong shape, but upon which I couldn’t do what I wanted to do (so its result is not shown).

I could paint a zillion more paintings of this place, all with a different emphasis or abstracted feel. These, as most of my landscape paintings, are intended to be stylized, not literal, nor photorealistic.

While I did this, our daughter stitched together an intricate seed beed necklace featuring a sodalite stone at its center. This time together was sweet, quiet, meditative, and blessed.

Hazy Morning, Baxter State Park (pastel) by Polly Castor

Hazy Morning, Baxter State Park (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

Baxter Birches (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

 

 

 

Baxter Sunset Ripple (pastel) by Polly Castor

Baxter Sunset Ripple (pastel) by Polly Castor

 

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

1 Comment

  1. Haussernot 2 weeks ago

    Laura’s necklace is wonderful. Bravo !! :) <3
    Elisabeth

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