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Field Notes from Early March

Michaela Harlow, Early March Traverse, Graphite and Soft Pastel on Paper, 15 x 12Early March Traverse, 2016, Graphite and Soft Pastel on 15″ x 12″ Handmade Paper 

Having a really, really, long, steep driveway has many disadvantages in winter. The weather that inspires so much of my work —rain, ice, freeze/thaw, swirling flurries— is the complete enemy of traction. I’ve sanded my driveway more times than I care to count (gathering 8-12 buckets from the town yard and sprinkling by hand as I back up). However, there are distinct advantages. When I’m unable to drive to the top of my hill, I am forced to hike up and down or groom the road; good for my health and excellent for natural observation.

A couple of favorite drawings from the week.

Michaela Harlow, The Light of Spring, 2016, Graphite and Soft Pastel on Paper 15 x 12The Light of Spring, 2016, Graphite and Soft Pastel on 15″ x 12″ Handmade Paper 

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Artist Spotlight Interview with Panopticon Imaging

Michaela Harlow -Rain in September, 2015 - Graphite, Pastel and Pencil on Paper Rain in September, 2016, Graphite and Pastel on Paper

Thank you to Liz at Panopticon Imaging for the article and engaging interview questions on the “Artist Spotlight” at Panopticon Imaging’s Blog. I’m honored to have my work featured!

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Interview and Essay by Dian Parker

Fog of Memory, 2015, Oil and Graphite on 16 inch x 16 inch Wood Panel, Michaela Harlow Fog of Memory, 2015 – Available at West Branch Gallery

Thank you to Dian Parker for the thoughtful interview and beautiful essay she wrote about my work. Click here to find it, and get lost in many great, art articles, on the WBG blog.

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To Mend

Michaela Harlow, To Mend, 2015, Oil and Graphite on Wood Panel  To Mend, 2015, Oil and Graphite on 16″ x 16″ Wood Panel

This piece has been a long time coming —with layers of slow-drying red and yellow oil paint above and beneath graphite and stick— but good things come to those who wait. I am pleased.

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