Tuesday, December 31, 2013

From Tim's Porch

 A stellar view in the Adirondacks. One morning last summer we all gathered on Tim's porch and painted the rainstorm working its way up the valley.  6x12in oil

Evening on the Peninsula

 Late November I  traveled down to Sherwood Forest near Annapolis. It was quiet and misty on the Severn. Here is the Peninsula under different light. This majestic piece of land constantly gives me pleasure to gaze on. I have tried to create a sense of atmosphere using many layers of related values of bluish greys ,blending, rubbing and crosshatching.
18x24 in on sanded paper       

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Honorable Mention in National Juried Show

 It's always nice to be "mentioned honorably". My painting was chosen out of over 500 entries to be in the "Small Wonders" show at the MFA Gallery in Annapolis. It is a 6x6 oil of the Methodist church on Sweet Air rd. in Balto. co. .  

Fadley's Landing

 One thing about snow days is you can hunker down and get some drawing done. I had this one begun a year ago and it was languishing in a drawer unfinished. I pulled it out and worked it a little more and framed it. 11x17in pastel

Big Cairn on Little Crow

 Revisited a drawing I did last year by cropping a good bit off the sides, changing it from a 16x20in to a 12x16in composition. I also drew more into it adding more marks and color.  I found this cairn on top of Big Crow Mt. near Keene, NY   pastel on board

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hello Wilber.

 Made a visit to the Schick farm and got a tour of the place. Bob and his wife Jeannie rescue horses. As we were walking through the paddock the sun came out and cast these beautiful shadows on the wall. And as if he was on cue this fellow popped his head out to say hello. He was a NYC Police horse during 9-11 and now spends his retirement eating grass and enjoying the sun.  I really liked the play of light and shadow and all of the interlocking squares and rectangles. The shadows were gone in seconds. I was lucky to get a shot of the horse. I took a lot of reference pictures and built the painting. Great fun getting back into the studio after a hiatus because of school. Pastel 18x24 in on sienna toned sanded paper.