Come to the Champlain Valley Fair 2014!

Come join me at the Artists Reception this Wednesday August 27th, 2014 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the Champlain Valley Fair (Essex Jct, VT) in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion, which is aptly named as I found that I won the blue ribbon in Watercolors for my "View from Above", which I painted at the Jericho Plein Air Festival. My watercolors "Celebrating Books" (#1 of my 50 Project paintings) and "Celebrating Shells" are also at the Fair exhibit available for sale. Each year nearly 1,000 pieces of art are featured in this impressive show! Can't come Wednesday? Check it out anytime during Fair hours through August 31st. I also have my advent calendars, kids' items and Malletts Bay October notecards for sale there in the exhibit hall.

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"50 Project" Tour completed in 2014

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Libby Davidson, painting at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, late Sept 2012 at the VT Plein Air Octoberfest

I've finished my 50 paintings for my "50 Project" , having set that goal for myself to paint 50 plein air watercolor paintings in my 50th year. After a very busy several weeks of matting and framing in late October 2013, the paintings went on tour, starting at the Colchester Meeting House in November, then on to the CIC Gallery (The Essex Reporter and Colchester Sun offices) in December, on to the Emile Gruppe Gallery in Jericho, VT Jan 15 - Feb 23rd, to the Richmond Free Library for the month of March, then to the last of the large scale exhibits at Artists' Mediums, Williston, VT May - July, 2014. The final show was Oct 5 - 14, 2014 at The Gallery at WREN in Bethlehem, NH.

Though the 50 Project events have finished, there are still 25 paintings available for sale! Prices range from $150 to $500 depending on the size. All of the 50 Project watercolor paintings are framed using archival french white mat board, UV protected glass and high quality light maple frames. Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Since 2011 I have participated in several Plein Air events in Vermont. In July it's the Vermont Plein Air Festival at Emile Gruppe Gallery in Jericho, VT, which has about 75 artists registered each year, with more on the waiting list. In late September 2011 and 2012, I participated in the Vermont Plein Air Octoberfest in Stowe, VT. (Unfortunately, the VT Plein Air Octoberfest in Stowe has since been discontinued.) See my blog for more photos and information about these wonderful events. Such fun! Hoping to participate in the Great VT Paint Out in Waitsfield, VT next year. Have heard great feedback from artists who have participated in that one.

 Here's a detail from my acrylic painting "Camel's Hump Summit". The 24" x 36" original has sold, but the vertical companion piece, "Almost There" of the trail leading up to the top of Camels Hump, is still available for sale.  Email me if you are interested in it. I have giclee prints of the Camel's Hump Summit image available for sale as well through me.  These prints have been beautifully reproduced (thanks to tCairn Detail of Camel's Hump Summithe folks at LightWorks, now in Winooski, VT) on high quality canvas which can be stretched onto a frame if desired or matted and framed as you would for a regular print. The image is 10 x 15", with additional 2" white canvas border around whole image. I'm selling these for $95 un-matted, un-stretched. I also have prints on canvas of my "View of Lake Tahoe from D.L.Bliss State Park", also $95 for a 7 1/2 x 14" print with 2" white canvas border. Email me to find out what other new prints, original paintings  and other products are available:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Painting #7 of 50: "Malletts Bay at January's End"

Thursday, January 31, 2013: It was hard for me to motivate to paint today! 38 degrees, but a HOWLING SE wind with very strong gusts - this was not exactly encouraging! Jacquie claimed to have the perfect spot on such a weather day...I was doubtful, and was scrambling to get my easel repacked into a "new to me" large backpack.

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Libby Davidson painting at Malletts Bay on January 31, 2013

   With my easel and assortment of supplies in the pockets, it was heavy, but had good shoulder straps and proved a good solution. By the time I actually got the car packed and myself dressed in numerous layers, it was already noon.

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This photo gives no indication of the crazy weather this day!

Well, Jacquie was right. The bath house porch at Bayside Park in Colchester, VT did actually prove to be a great painting spot in such conditions. It faced north so the winds were mostly blocked by the walls behind us. From our elevated position, we had a clear view out to Malletts Bay. The sun actually came out for a good portion of time, as well, casting interesting shadows on the distant hills from the clouds moving rapidly above us.

It was tricky to depict the ice, which was a grayish/blue color. Surprisingly, my actual paint time was less than an hour! We saw the beginnings of a shift to snow flurries, with cool streaks of light gray from the clouds coming across the hills. I first thought it was rain, but then saw the flakes moving in. After packing up and heading out, a major snow squall completely obscured the lake view, with the crazy winds continuing. In the midst of it all, we'd found a sheltered spot to complete a painting!

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'Malletts Bay at January's End' by Libby Davidson, nearly done

"Malletts Bay at January's End" actual watercolor is 4 x 13.5", $210 framed (dimensions with mat and frame will be larger)

 

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Painting #6 of 50: "Lakeview"

Thursday, January 10, 2013: We weren't entirely sure of where we'd be painting on this day. First checked up behind the new Burlington College campus, but snowbanks were an issue and bushes had grown up. Still a good view of the lake, though. We then tried Lakeview Cemetary, just down the road, which lived up to its name to provide a beautiful view of Lake Champlain. With fairly deep snow around us, we had the added benefit of being able to set up our easels directly on the asphalt of the narrow road. This also helped to soak in the sun's rays to keep us warmer than if we were standing in snow. Temperature was about 40 degrees with wind and sun.

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A great day for painting 'Lakeview' in January!

Once I started in with my horizontal composition, I realized I had forgotten my baseball cap. The sun reflecting off the lake and snow right in front of me was a recipe for a headache, which did develop. Fortunately I did have my sunglasses. Note to self: bring a visor or baseball cap along on painting forays in all seasons! Clouds came and went overhead, becoming a major part of my painting, as I had chosen a low horizon line. The Adirondacks across the lake had sections of snow, plus the wind was creating whitecaps on the lake. Hard to hold those whites on my paper when it's cold out, but not too bad today. I loved the purple/blue of the mountains with blue/grey of the water. Cemetarys can be lovely, peaceful spots from which to paint!

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'Lakeview' watercolor by Libby Davidson, $230 framed

"Lakeview" actual watercolor is 6.12 x 9.5", $230 framed (dimensions will be larger once matted and framed)

 

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Join "The Natural Sketchbook" workshop on Tuesdays

Join me for my new workshop, "The Natural Sketchbook", Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 1 pm. In this ongoing drop-in workshop, we travel to different spots in or near Chittenden County, Vermont. The length of walks will depend on the weather and group consensus. Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will keep you informed of our plans each week. As a participant, you will be able to work at your own pace as you create your own sketchbook of the natural world. So far we have gone to Rosetti Beach in Colchester, VT and the Ice Caves in Burlington, VT, and I have a long list of interesting spots for future sessions.

Cost per 1 1/2 hour session is $20. For materials, you'll need a sketchbook of any size, sketch pencils &/or pens, water, small watercolor kit (optional), backpack and gear for outdoors. For those who are interested in watercolors, we will be testing out "Water Brushes", which are paint brushes that hold a tube of water in the handle. There are quite a few advantages: convenient and lightweight to carry along on hikes, easy to control amount of water without needing an extra water dish, easy to clean to switch colors quickly, can keep water warm in your jacket pocket in cold weather. You can find these at Artists Mediums in Williston, VT in various sizes and as either round or flat brushes, prices range from $7 to $10. Kristin at Artists Mediums also suggests devoting one water brush to walnut ink for a lovely warm tone, so we'll give that a try soon as well. Walnut ink, about $6 per bottle, comes in a small container that is easy to carry, and it works well on most papers. One bottle lasts quite a while.

Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join our sketching group in time to experience the unfurling of spring in Vermont. Remember, you can join for one day or more, depending on your schedule. No long-term commitment is necessary. Hone your sketching and observations skills while we learn to identify local flora and fauna together. Tuesday is for sketching!

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Welcome to Libby Davidson's Painting Blog

I am currently entering blogs from my 50 Project back in 2013-2014 as a way of sharing photos and journal entries of my plein air watercolor painting experiences. Lots of stories in the field through all seasons and all sorts of weather here in Vermont beyond. Hoping to get caught up to share more recent paintings.

If you have interest in viewing or purchasing my paintings, please email or call me. I plan to add a gallery section to this site soon to make it easier for you to see the many paintings I have available for sale.

Thank you!

Libby Davidson

libby@starflowerstudio.com