Monday, March 28, 2016

Cars of Keene Valley


12x12 oil on birch panel
12x12 oil

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Keene Valley Car #1 (Sloth)

Keene Valley , NY must have more antique cars per square mile than Jay Leno's garage. I love discovering them as I walk through the town. Folks  garage them all winter and drive them to the market or to dinner at the Ausable Club in the summertime. They appeal to me for their color, shape , and humor. After so many beautiful landscapes painted it's fun to change it up and do a colorful old car. I plan to do a series of full frontals because they remind me of faces. It occurred to me that it might be interesting  to name them after the 7 deadly sins ,( or virtues) . We'll see.  12x12in oil   

Monday, March 7, 2016

March Paintings

DRYDOCK,- the Skipjack Martha Lewis
  16x20in oil on acrylic 

Keene Vally Firetruck 
10x10in oil 

Here are two paintings I finished this weekend. The top is a Skipjack in Havre de Grace, MD pulled out of the water for repairs. It's one of the last workboats on the Chesapeake Bay. I sketched the boat then made an underpainting in acrylic. The acrylic dries fast  and I can then paint over in oils. The second painting is my annual donation the the Keene Valley firedept. Each year since 2009 I have painted the firetruck in different locations for a fundraiser in the summer.   It's nice that they park it somewhere different every year. I don't think they do it for me.