CSA project update

I’ve been neglecting my blog (as most bloggers do) but it’s not because I have nothing to say.  Quite the contrary, I have much to say but I’ve been blogging on the CSA project website and not here!  Shame on me!  So here I’ll cram it all into one post and then I promise I’ll keep posting here at the same time.  I mean, I know you worry.  I’m ok, really.  ….

By the way– if you have a few dollars you’d like to donate to this project, please visit our Indiegogo page– the thank-you presents begin at the $10 level!  http://www.indiegogo.com/CSA-Community-Supporting-Arts

One feeds the next
On our first visit to Wholesome Holmstead farm in Winthrop, I had taken this photo of one of the buildings on the farm. The color of this barn with the pile of branches in front of it inspired the color and composition in this new painting. I don’t usually paint with a reference but, for this CSA project, the image just kept coming back into my mind. It’s a small painting; casein, acrylic, and wax pastel on mounted paper.
painting on site

I feed, nourish, maintain, support
I happened upon a weekend that was absolutely gorgeous.  The sun was shining, the seedlings were being planted in the dirt, and the cows were grazing in the pasture.  They were only a little curious as to my presence but turned their heads back to the green grass, as did I.  I was told a few times that these girls could be quite inquisitive but, on this day at least, we chose to observe each other from afar and be content with the warm air and bright colors of the day.  I set up in the grass and painted them from behind the stone wall of their enclosure.  This one is entitled “Pāscō” – the definition which, in translation from Italian, means ‘I feed, nourish, maintain, support.’

Working on site
Kim and I returned to Wholesome Holmstead farm with a car full of art supplies, ready to have a day full of monotypes.  
We first set out to photograph our muses and then set up our day studio inside the farmhouse with a drying station by the window.  We were both inspired by the pair of tiny cabins/cottages and made a stack of monotypes and photographs of our day’s adventure. 
Definitely an inspiring day.
Kim’s output for the day – monotypes

My monotype series

Impossible film (Polaroid)

our prints drying by the window

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