Sunday, June 30, 2013

Moon painting

Moon Reflections  8x10  acrylic

I wanted to experiment a little more with the moon and its reflections trying to capture a quiet mood.
 By keeping the shapes big and most of the values close together I was able to accomplish a feeling of peacefulness in the painting.
I used the plein air sketch from the last post as reference and adjusted things from there.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Super moon sketches 2013

I went to the park at dusk to get ready for the appearance of the super moon. While I was looking for a spot to set up I noticed the low cloud cover and no moon which should have been up already.

While I waited for the moon to get above the cloud cover I made my way over to a part of the park that gives me a view of the sky which still had some color left from sunset.

I did a quick sketch on a 2.5"x3.5" Aceo.   Art Card Editions Originals.

I wondered if the moon was going to show at all because you could barely see the glow behind the bank of clouds.
I went to the main parking lot overlooking the lake hoping to capture the moons reflection, the moon finally cleared the clouds and made its appearance. You can see a few insects that got stuck in the paint in the lower left corner on the painting.

                                     5x7 oil

I went home and did one more sketch in the back yard but had to wait till the moon cleared the tall trees in the yard.  Finished up at 11:30.

                  8x10 oil

Monday, June 17, 2013

Devils Hole Creek Fly Fishing Art

Devils Hole Creek  6"x8" oil   (SOLD)

This is one of the streams we fish in the Pocono Mountains. Its a lot of work getting down to the stream and walking along its banks which are rimmed with mountain laurel and other thick brush, but the solitude, scenery and fishing are worth it. This was one of the deeper pools which held some nice trout.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Light Show

The Light Show  11x14 oil

On the walk back to the car after an evening of fishing we always look forward to the light show at the end of the night. Some nights its dull others times its brilliant.