I'm working towards my fall show, Skyward, that is a collaboration with Melissa Bridgman, a potter and sketch artist. It's fun to be home to my easel and doing oils again. I've been doing watercolor sky sketches and collecting photos all year, but I haven't been home with my easel to really dive into the paintings. It felt good that reviewing my photos and sketches and thinking about this show as I walk or go to sleep has kept these images ready for me to dive fully into right away. I started painting one day after getting home from Paris, and they've been pouring out. For fun, I've taken some process photos for you to see the progression. The one above is a Memphis scene, but given my travel, there will be plenty of Paris and Washington skies as well.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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