Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Plein-air Trip of the Year

I took my brother Chris and his two sons out today for the last plein-air trip of the year. We took a 15 minute drive to Neshaminy St. Park. We found a spot free of snow to stand in, but with a good view.
We wanted to try to capture the mood of a overcast winter day.  The spot we picked afforded us a range of values to work with. 
Father and son plein-air team. Both my paintboxes were being used so I was the  designated photographer for the day.

Here is Chris getting a start on his painting 

Eric with his completed painting and Chris putting the finishing touches on his.

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year.
I met some new friends this year and got to meet other artists thru the internet that I would'nt have met otherwise.
Thank You to all the people that purchased artwork from me, I appreciate the encouragement and support you give me.
I got a new painting partner this year, my brother Chris. This coming year will be filled with plenty of plein-air painting trips.

I want to thank my wife Maria for being so supportive and understanding,  because being an artist takes alot of  alone time, whether out plein-air painting or just learning to improve your craft and doing the business end (which she excels at thank God), she has been a tremendous help to me.

The painting above was the wine we had at Christmas. I thought it would make a suitable model for the New Year celebration.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cross Country Skier 8x10 oil on canvas

I had a little time at the end of the day so went out to look for a snow scene. I was about three quarters of the way done when this woman on skies crossed in front of me. I quickly captured the motion of her gliding across the snow.
I love the light you get at the end of the day.
My fingers were frozen by the time I finished but it was worth it.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Feeding Time,Cardinal 5x7 oil

This is one of the cardinals that come to our feeders. They are the first to arrive and the last to leave at sunset.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cream Donut 5x7 oil

I have been thinking about painting a cream donut for a while now, the other day I finally did.
I have been thinking about eating a cream donut for a while now.........