painting progress

week 10  in my  “this is where i am from” year long project:

I’m working on the depression era dump painting, it took some frustration and some hours for me to figure out I was going to have to take my time with this. The place is such a rich and vivid memory for me I want to express it as fully as I’m able. It’s slow work that I’m very happy doing.

I indulged in my favorite paints – lascaux – and a cradled gessoed board. I haven’t invested in good painting supplies in a long time and it’s such a pleasure – I love the texture and flatness of the lascaux.

I’ll share this little detail with you today – the leafy forest floor and some lovely old junk poking through – and I’ll probably post a little bit of  progress on instagram later this week.


  1. Hi,
    I love the way the painting is progressing. My palettes used to look like yours till I discovered plastic coated white paper plates. I can see my colors well against the white and I can throw the plates away when I am done with them.
    Good luck, keep painting

  2. Ann, you are so damn talented. Kim gave me an owl you made named Ian and I enjoy him every day. I hope to get him a husband at some point! Lots of love. David

  3. I LOVE this! It brought back memories of exploring an old dump on some property my Dad would go shooting on. My sisters and I spent hours playing in a rusty Bel-air and sorting throught the many “treasures”- a single Incredible hulk skate, broken china..mosses and ferns growing all around…lovely work Ann!

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