Most of Elaine's paintings are started on location, either as a small rather complete oil sketch or as a larger painting where the color, mood, feeling of one or two elements are captured and recorded accurately. In plein air painting, on a sunny day, the artist has only about a two hour window to record what they see/feel before the light and shadows and whole mood of the scene changes. Back in the studio Elaine uses her reference material of photos and notes to complete a painting. "I finish paintings in the studio because if I do too much in the field, I don't have enough of me in them."
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Checking the Tide I
Checking the Tide 2
A picture is a work of art,
not because it is "modern"; nor because it is "ancient",
but because it is a sincere expression of human feeling.