Monday, May 22, 2017

Beede Creek - Diptych

This  2 panel painting is taken from a small stream that flows out of Chapel Pond in April. In the Summer there is very little water but after the snow melt in the spring it is a raging torrent
. 10x20in oil on birch panels

Monday, May 8, 2017

Foggy Mt Breakdown

 I had the good fortune to visit Keene Valley just after Easter and and experienced the landscape under foggy, rainy conditions.While flowers were blooming in Baltimore I sat in the cold drizzle in the High Peaks watching the fog drift over the landscape like a Japanese painting.  There was still a bit of snow on the ground  from the blizzard that left 12ft+ drifts. The colors were muted so I took both under and over exposed pictures for references.  My goal was to pick out all my grays and purple neutrals and try to capture the landscape emerging through the haze.
You also get a glimpse of the reddish hue of  the upper branches of the birch trees that you don't see in the Summer. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Deep Woods

Oil paint on a black ground ( a technique inspired from Bear Millers work). I have done many pastel paintings on black paper but never oil paint and it was perfect to achieve that darkness found in the deep woods. The locale of the painting is right behind Chapel Pond down a dirt path to some campsites that I recently discovered.  The paint is loose and thick and  larger than most of my work.
oil on birch panel 18x18in  .  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

New pieces

                                                             Marina , Havre de Grace
                                                                  Artist's Dilemma
                                                                Dawn at Chapel Pond

Friday, March 3, 2017

Dawn on Chapel Pond

Got out early to catch the morning sunrise on Chapel Pond. Water was high so there was run off from a stream leading the eye into the background.. 12x12in 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Adirondack Paintings

Cairn on Mt. Jay 12x12in oil 
an oil study where I wanted to play with thick paint, complementary colors, and quick brushstrokes to remind myself of a terrific hike along the Jay mountain ridge trail. . 
 Dawn in the Valley - work in progress  My favorite subject on a dawn walk in Keene Valley. They didn't cut the grass this year and it grew in high and turned the color of straw. 12x24in oil on birch.  

Monday, February 13, 2017

color study - Radishes

A little oil painting from the farmers market. Just wanted to play with some bright colors I don't normally use . I really responded to these radishes when they were placed on a cerulean blue tablecloth. 8x12in on birch panel
repainted the tablecloth to be a darker blue for more contrast.