Grey Day in New England

I bought the house I live in because it has an all weather porch with 7 windows near my easel. Artists are certainly concerned with the light and today is so rainy and grey (as it has been most of week) I probably will not paint. When the sun comes out tomorrow, the painting will certainly change. When you apply acrylic paint, it usually dries darker, so it’s a constant adjustment. I often mix paint on the canvas, rather than on the enamel palette. But of course, when you add another color or shape, you have to adjust the whole painting. If the shapes and colors don’t work, it’s like a discordant note in a symphony. But when they do, WOW……so thrilling.

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  1. To paint from natural, North light would be wonderful but, alas, I must use artificial light best I can. But your talking about grey days reminded me of just the other day when i was driving on a foggy morning. I was looking at the groups of trees, one behind the other, and how their tones changed one to the other depending on how for away. Nothing new I know but it was so beautiful, the colors. There was so much depth in the greyed colors that the light seemed to come from within the masses, rather than from without. Thank you for reminding me!

  2. I am trying to contact Carole Guthrie. My name is Pat Cook. My parents recently passed away. They have had this signed R Guthrie lithographic (The Grainery) hanging in the leaving room over my Moms favorite chair for as long as I can remember. In their safety deposit box, I found the Certificate of Copyright. Purchased plates, separations and copyrights from 1979.
    At a purchase price of $48,000.00. I’m finding copies all over the web. Claiming to be signed limited editions. Yet, none of them have the actual signature that I have. I don’t know what to do. If copies are out there selling really cheep. Does that completely devalue the true original that I have. If my parents purchased the copyrights. How can there be copies with fake signatures being sold? Please, if you would help me to figure out what to do. As I am ignorant about the art world. I can not express my appreciation for your guidance. Kindest Regards, Pat Cook.

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