Thursday, December 2, 2010

Along Castleton Road.

I started this painting on site at a plein air gathering with painter John Saurs last summer. I was really attracted to the golden light on the house. I finished up last night using some photo references. That's when I added the figure walking down the street.

Fort McHenry II

I discovered Fort McHenry as a painting destination at the end of the summer and did a few on site paintings there. The fort is surrounded by rows of sycamore trees that line a walkway along the water. At around 7 pm the setting sun lit these trees up. I did this pastel from some photo references, taking out some fencing and scaffolding. 18 x 26 pastel

Playing Fields

I have my studio in the former convent on the school grounds where I teach. My window looks out over the playing fields where I can watch the kids play soccer and track from my window. One evening the sunset was so clear that I did a pastel watching the shadows reach across the grass. 18x24 in