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.