Monday, August 31, 2009

Toms Creek, Pocono Mnts.

Toms Creek, Pocono's 5"x7" oil $50.00
This is one of the streams we fish in the Pocono's. We can spend the day working our way upstream taking turns in the runs and pools, one guy spotting for the other. Most times we start early so we are the first on the stream which means fishing trout that haven't been spooked yet.
Its a relaxing way to spend the day.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pine Valley Covered Bridge

Pine Valley Covered Bridge 11x14

I was out last year looking at some of the covered bridges in Bucks County. This one has a small park next to it so it was easy setting up my easle right next to the stream . I worked on it from 9:00 till 11:00. By the end of the two hours the lighting had changed so I photographed the details of the scene and painted them in when I got back home. The important part, setting the mood of the scene was done on location. This was a bigger size (11x14) than what I usually use outside. I guess I was feeling brave that day.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Wet Morning Plein-air Painting

Woke up at 5:00 am this morning with plans on going out painting , when I looked out the window and saw it raining I thought maybe I'll stay in. As it started getting light out I changed my mind. I was itching to get out anyway rain or not, so I grabbed my small paintbox which is perfect for painting inside the truck.

I went to Core Creek Park which is about 8 minutes away.
I settled on this area I painted before in the winter. Capturing the overcast misty atmosphere was my goal this morning. Constant pratice in all types of weather helps you learn about the qualites of light and how they effect the landscape. These paintings were done on 5"x 7" canvas panels.
Enjoy your day.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

High Water

Took the painting to the Delaware tonight to paint the water and finish the painting but was greeted with high water. In the bottom picture you can see the dark strip of blue water, thats the rocky point UNDER water. When the river level drops back to normal I'll try again.