Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pines at Oldfield

 A little Plein-Air piece from the balcony of my sister's little house in Oldfield SC.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sous Bois

 Painted plein- air in the hemlock forest along the Boquet River in both oil and soft pastel. 8x10in  

Back Country Condo

 Saw this old VW bus at the Hostel in Keene Valley. All week you would find it at different trailheads. These guys were all over the place.  It was a bit of a rust bucket but well loved and you could tell well traveled. I used to have one myself in the 70's.  I painted Noonmark behind it as if it was down on Marcy Field. This fits into my "icon" series.    9x12in oil on panel    SOLD

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Island in a Sea of Grass II

The finished version is just a little different. I added some leafy plants in the foreground.
 Working out some issues with pastel. Using them like paint sticks. Making marks, underpainting, layering colors, in other words, having a good time. Not finished yet.  12x18in pastel on Wallis paper  

Evening Chimes

  This is a little warm up drawing I did quickly because I wanted to play around with a blue sky.  9x12in pastel   


 The view from Ampersand Mt. I was attracted to the pools of water on the mountaintop echoing the shapes of the lakes in the distance as well as the painted blazes leading you into the picture. But most of all,How do you draw that incredible granite texture?  16x20in pastel