Monthly Archives: June 2014

Summer Air

20140628-174958-64198146.jpgSummer Air, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – Pastel on Paper, 24″ x 18″

You know that summer has truly arrived in New England when the air is thick, heavy and milky as an old glass bottle. Humidity: it makes my hair curl and my mood languid. It’s good to be in the studio this afternoon, painting beneath the swirling hum of a giant overhead fan.

20140628-181812-65892258.jpg Work table chaos

20140628-181834-65914280.jpg Scraping process (with retired/recycled bread knife from mom)



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Riverbank Amble

Riverbank_Amble_2014_Copyright_Michaela_Harlow_michaelaharlow.comRiverbank Amble, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – Pastel on Paper, 24″ x 18″

Although my summer sabbatical has officially begun, these first few days back in the studio have been more errand-filled than art-filled —but I knew that would be the case. With a million-and-one things on my domestic to-do list, I need to play a bit of catch-up. Once the chores are done, I’ll be ready to set up a new schedule and get back to work on my artistic goals.

But first, I need a bit of time to unwind …Time to decompress. A bit of ambling in nature.

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Summer Porch

20140621-110244-39764590.jpg Summer Porch, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – Pastel on Paper, 24″ x 18″

Summer Solstice. New season. New direction.

Moving forward at the speed of light.

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Within the Storm

20140620-152112-55272303.jpg Within the Storm, 2014 – Michaela Harlow – Pastel on Paper, 24″ x 18″

I’m feeling a bit anxious today. Excitement? Fear? After my morning garden design meeting I came back to the studio and worked out some of my nervous energy on paper. It’s 3:30 now. Time to go plant the final six shrubs at one project. Just a few perennials remaining at another site. Perhaps I will finish up this evening or tomorrow morning.

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