Wednesday, April 20, 2011

In My front Yard...

7:45 AM, 6x12, Pastel/Wallis Panel

Noon, 16x9, Pastel/Wallis Panel

I read once that John Singer Sargent would not spend time searching the landscape for his plein air subject matter. Instead, he would paint the first thing he saw that he considered to have potential. That seemed like a pretty good idea, so today I just opened my front door to see what I saw.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wet Paint, Plein Air...

Markham Park canal
7.75x15, Oil/Canvas Panel

The calm of the early morning reflections quickly became fleeting due to the breezes of the warming daylight. A quick lay in gave me something to hold onto... as the greens progressed, I started looking for hidden color in the rushes and scrubs along the waters edge.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Freshly Picked

Freshly Picked
Pastel/Sanded Paper , 7x12

The Red Tomatoes, started from seeds by my friend Charlie along with a 'Yella' Striped Heirloom made for a fun spontaneous still life ... and later were excellent as a salad!....

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Plein Air Round Up...

Markham Park, 15x7, O/L

Markham Park II, 8x6, O/L

Easterlin Park, 12x12, O/L

I am very behind in my postings, so here is a round up of some recent plein air pieces. I am working to get back in the plein air saddle in preparation for the upcoming 'Southeastern Plein Air Festival' in Gadsden, Alabama. This will be my third year to be included.. I am looking forward to meeting up with my fellow Southern Painters while there and a beautiful change of scenery!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Take A Chance..

46x48, Oil/Canvas
Judges Recognition, 2011 Arts United, United and Proud

'Take A Chance" is the third painting for my carnival series. It proved to be a complex painting to do.. as in my eyes are bigger than my appetite.. but with patience and three weeks of painting, my vendor has an abundance of goods to seduce the willing, fun seeking challenger.