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. can’t wait to see the rest of the progress…i love the cobalt bottle

  3. 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

  4. 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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