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Dawn Hartigan
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The Point 6" x 8" oil on canvas board
This is the "point" as I have named it. It's a little area where the path twists around the corner, so from my viewpoint the land sticks out quite a bit. The crepe myrtle is still blooming. I got a shadow a the top from the clamp holding the wet painting, s...

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Not what I was hoping for.....
I've been focusing on putting done the large masses or shapes, looking at values and design. Really it's probably more than my brain can think about all at once. Usually I just paint. Now I am thinking. maybe the two things don't go together?? No I know the...

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Reflections 6" x 8" oil on canvas board.
This was done early in the morning between 7:30 and 9:30. What I am finding out is that around ten o"clock the early morning haze clears out and the blue sky appears. Sometimes with clouds, sometimes not. But by then the temperature was close to 90 degrees ...

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That ugly thing 6" x 8" oil on canvas board
I painted this view again from a different angle. This time no building, just part of the bridge and the path. Of course I had to put in the turquoise fencing. I am just enamored with the color and design of this fence, but it is a bear to paint. Another ov...

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Bluebird of Happiness Assemblage 12" x 12"
I just finished teaching a seven week class on collage. This is my assemblage using cardboard, paper, paint, and found objects like glass, stone feathers and metal. The Bluebird is the state bird for New York State, but I have never seen one. That is until ...

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New Bridge 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel.
It was overcast while I was painting this. This is a new bridge (built over the old bridge) that goes across the lake and connects the path that goes around the lake. It's a very nice addition to the area. I like the feeling of haziness I got in the backgro...

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Crape Myrtle 6" x 8" oil on canvas board
I am painting early in the morning - 7 am - 9:30 am this month. Mostly because I can not last much longer once the temps get up over 85 degrees. This is my first southern summer and it is a baptism of fire! But I really love getting up early; I have for as ...

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Freedom collage on cardboard
This collage started off as a demo for stenciling on cardboard to build up layers. Later I found a quote by Amelia Earhart and decided to make a collage around the sentiment in her quote. "The love of flying is the love of beauty. It was more beautiful up t...

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Student work
As promised here are a few samples of the different types of collages done by my students at  Comenius School for Creative Leadership  .  This one is by Rebecca. The assignment was based on   Romare Beardon collage work. He used magazines and often worked i...

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Bluebird of Happiness Assemblage 12" 12"
I recently completed teaching a seven week class on collage. The bluebird is the state bird of New York State, but I have never seen one. Until  now. Here at Morningstar , in Fort Mill, SC., there are several bluebird families. I'm afraid I acted like a cra...
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