Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blue 12x16 oil

Blue 12x16 oil on linen
This is my brother Phil's dog Blue, part Husky part Border Collie. He has these light blue eyes and an intense stare that makes people nervous. When you go over his house this is what you see looking out the door. It was unnerving the first couple of times I have to admit. I placed him in an outdoor setting as if he was guarding his territory.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Valley Forge 5x7 oil

Went to Valley Forge Park yesterday to enjoy the nice weather. Took the paints with me in case a scene presented itself to me. I figured there would still be some reminants of snow left behind so I wanted to include that in the picture. I wanted you to get a feeling of spring edging in and winter melting away. I found a parking spot next to this cannon overlooking these fields.

I have been wanting to paint these cannons for a while now, so this is my first attempt. It felt good to be painting outside again.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Peaceful Morning 8x10 oil

Peaceful Morning 8x10 oil (SOLD)

This was from a trip we took to Saucon Creek. The creek is an hour and twenty minutes away, so we head out while it is still dark and it puts us on the stream at sunrise, my favorite time to be out. I like the slightly orange light at that time of the morning and the way the light starts cutting thru the trees. Thinking of spring.