Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Candy 3.5"x 7" oil

Wanted to take a break from other paintings I'm working on so I did this minature painting. I had this need to finish something so this size was perfect. It took about two hours to paint and I feel better now.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday Morning Plein-air

Went to Core Creek Park Saturday at sunrise hoping to see this big whitetail buck I saw there two weeks ago. Been trying to get a picture of him but have  not been successful. On my ride thru the area I spotted these trees lit up by the sun  and decided to take advantage of the situation. I like the way the bright colors stood out against the coolness of the frost on the grass. This is a 5x7, a perfect size for capturing the fast moving light at sunrise.


 The next painting I did is a 8x10. What interested me in this scene was the frost still laying in the shadows not touched by the sun yet. I finished up about 9:30 and  headed out.
I am going to do a larger painting of the 5x7. I like the way it portrays the winding down of the autumn season.

Monday, November 15, 2010

LeTort Spring Run 8x10 oil

The LeTort is a famous limestone spring creek loaded with wary brown trout. Located in Carlisle Pa. it is a destination for flyfishermen worldwide.      

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday morning plein-air painting

 Went out this morning at dawn to see if I could find any color left on the trees. I figured the orange light at dawn would enhance any color still around. With the temperature at 35 degrees I planned on painting inside the truck so I only brought the cigar box setup.

The deer kept my attention until the sun rose to where it started lighting the landscape.

After searching a little I settled on this spot. It afforded me a good view of the trees in front of me.

This is the cigar box setup that fits on the seat right next to me. A piece of foamcore acts as a table top for the setup.

This is the finished painting done in about 50 minutes. Its a 6"x8" panel.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Annual Small Works Show

These are the two paintings I will have on exibit at the annual Small Works Show this year.
The opening reception is Sunday Nov.7th from 1:00-4:00.  The show runs till Dec.31st.
Clic on the link above for more information on the show.