Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Fireworks being set off on a barge on the Delaware River in Phila, Pa.   11x14 oil on canvas

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!   (SOLD)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.                      8"x8" oil

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Autumn Landscape Core Creek Park 12x16 acrylic

I finished this painting this weekend that was sitting around for about a year unfinished.
As you can see in the entry in my sketch book I stopped off at the park after work in November 2010.
The light was just right but all I had was my sketch book because I had not planned on going to the park. On afternoons when the light is right sometimes I'll make a small detour to the park to look around.
I'm getting better at attending to unfinished paintings. The painting from the last post was one too.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Long Cast

Long Cast  12x16 oil painting, fly fishing art (Sold)

This painting is about the wonderful solitude of being in a place like this, whether its walking thru the woods and observing the multitude of trees or listening to the sounds of the stream as you patiently wait for the trout to show themselves. After a day of this you feel so refreshed.
 I used backlighting to echo the colors of the trout into the landscape they live in.
And our fly fisherman is poised for the strike.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Foggy Morning

After hearing the weather report last night for thick fog in the morning I decided it would be a good morning to get out. It would be a chance to get some good reference material to create some moody paintings.

This spot normally looks like this but today with the thick fog looked barely recognizable.

The deer showed up well in the fog

So after I got done shooting the photos I found a spot in the woods with the fog in the background and settled on this tree that has seen its last days. When I got home I adjusted the color in the foreground and put the details in the tree.