Wednesday, February 29, 2012

mass transit

20"x24" oil/linen
I struggled with this one. Trying to catch the feeling of commuting in the city. Feeling the rails with a city skyline approaching. Anticipation. For those that have been to Chicago, You will appreciate the idea of train travel over sitting in traffic! I digress. Will build on this theme somehow.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

City in the rain

14"x11" oil/linen birch panel
Another cityscape albeit a small one. Focusing again on the energy of a city and traffic not worrying about detail. A city in the rain is a blur of light at night.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Chincoteague Virginia Paintings

8"x16" oil/linen panel
Did this one from a photo stored on the laptop from fall Chincoteague excursion. Plein air work was fun but the skeeters were eating me alive so I took some snapshots to work from.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Rainy cityscape

30"x40" oil/linen

A new cityscape in the rain. I can't emphasize my attraction to tearing down the subject. Repetition of form is apparent.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


24"x20" oil/linen
Another new cityscape. I do enjoy breaking down the shapes to their bare essentials.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bridge painting

8"x16" oil/linen panel
My fascination with bridges continues. This time I'm underneath and it's summer. We can imagine...........

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chadds Ford paint out

 11"x14" oil/linen birch panel
This was the second piece I did on day one at Chadds Ford. Thankfully it sold at the reception!

11"x14" oil/linen birch panel
 This one I did first on Friday. Friday the sun was out so I worked very hard. It's a good thing. Saturday was overcast and flat light. I had planned on painting a particular structure in sunlight "the four dogs tavern in Marshalton" but alas the light wasn't there. I made a mistake because there was very nice atmosphere and aerial perspective in the morning had I chosen a landscape!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chadds Ford paint out 2012

I'll be participating in this juried event along with 29 other artists including Ken Backhaus. If you're near southeast PA. check it out! More info click here