Saturday, September 17, 2011

Autumn Landscape Valley Forge National Park

This is a studio painting done from pictures taken at Valley Forge National Park.  Last fall my brother and I went there at dawn to photograph the wildlife and get reference material for future paintings.  Knowing the full moon was out that night I wanted to get there early to do a sketch of it, but I would have to use the light from the back of the truck so I could see what I was painting.
                         5x7 sketch

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Neshaminy State Park ,plein air

My brother Chris (pictured above) and I got out this morning for a few hours of plein air painting.
We went to Neshaminy State Park  to paint the wild growing fields and the view of the Delaware river. We had a bright overcast light and every once in a while the sun would peek thru.
Its been a while since we got out so it felt good to be painting outdoors again.