Monday, December 29, 2008

"Winter Sycamore" oil on canvas, 12 x 16

While out one day looking for an area to spend some time painting, I came upon this Sycamore by the Poultney River. It was a very cold, but somewhat bright morning where the snow had a particular feeling of icy cold and the frost hung heavy in the trees and bushes. It was an interesting challenge trying to paint the light bark of the sycamore while retaining that "frosty" feeling, as well as a strong light pattern. A lot to think about in a small area, but fun trying to achieve. I think this area will require more attention in the following weeks of winter.
"Winter Sycamore"
oil on canvas, 12 x 16
300.00 unframed, plus shipping

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Going Home" oil on canvas, 24 x 30

After spending some time on some smaller paintings and some commissions, I was chomping at the bit to work on something larger. Earlier this year, when I was out painting, I came upon this scene heading home. It was one of the moments when I slammed on my breaks in the car; a "this is it" moment. I was wanting to create a sense of luminosity in the clouds with a feeling of back lighting coming through the trees on this early fall afternoon. It had been raining that morning, so there were a few puddles here and there. While a challenge, I can say I thoroughly enjoyed every brush stroke in this piece.
"Going Home"
oil on canvas, 24 x 30
please contact me for framing options and purchase information

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"Silvery Light of Winter," oil on canvasboard, 8 x 10

For some reason I tend to like to do the bulk of my outdoor painting in the wintertime. An artist friend of mine says I pick a rough time of year to start such work, but that is what I enjoy. I like the diversity and subtlety of light that can be witnessed during any given winter season. The day I did this study happened to be quiet, overcast and gray day. With a closer look, I noticed that it was not a gray day, but a soft gray violet day with wonderful silver light.
"Silvery Light of Winter"
oil on canvas board, 8 x 10

Saturday, December 13, 2008

View from the Studio"

The miracle of the changing seasons never ceases to amaze me. After passing from verdant summer gently into the brilliant colors of autumn we are now at the beginning of winter in New England. The blanket of snow creates a wonderful atmosphere for the holidays not to mention, much inspiration of material for paintings. This little piece was completed from inside my studio, looking out onto an old horse barn in back of our home. Its is indeed the most wonderful time of the year.
"View from the Studio"
oil on board, 8 x 6
125.00 unframed, plus shipping

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Fall in New England" oil on canvas, 11 x 14

I have enjoyed landscape painting for many years, although it has just been fairly recent that I began adding structures in my landscape work. This barn is located just over the border in New York state. I have painted in around this area many times and never cease to be inspired by the beauty of the scene.
"Fall in New England"
oil on canvas, 11 x 14