Wednesday, December 24, 2014

 40"x 30" oil

40"x30" oil

So pretty much I paint on Christmas eve. No kids and the family has moved to the other side. These latest pieces were just completed. I did them from my imagination over old work of mine. I had an epiphany tonight that made me think these imagination pieces are more about "self" than any observation work could be. I use to think the only honest work was done from observation but am questioning my own theory. On top of that is picking pieces to paint over. Plein air work is intense and rewarding but is from observation after all. So my question is what do you all feel is most important in your artistic endeavors ? And keep in mind memory painting is still based on observation.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

36"x 36" oil 
with 10"x 8" study

Here is an example of my old idea of art "the small one" and my current direction. The old one might as well be illustration.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

new figurative work

 10"x 8" oil

 14"x 11" oil

14"x 11" oil

Three new imagination pieces that I am oddly enough pleased with. The bottom one has the frame included to show the color of all my frames now. I've gone to one color to keep a uniform look in my booth and can easily make repairs. The jury results are starting to roll in for next year so keep an eye on my show schedule. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

new work

 40x 30 oil

 40x 30 oil

 11x 14 oil

 30x 40 oil

 11x 14 oil

 11x 14 oil

 11x 14 oil

 20x 16 oil

10x 8 oil

Yes I have been painting. No I have not been posting. It seems the blog world is disappearing. It's a pain updating my website since I have to enter the code for the you tube links and stat counter.. Anyhow 2 of the new figurative pieces will be at the Art Association of Harrisburg;s figurative show in January and the 11x 14s are from my latest trip to Annapolis. The 30x 40 is from upstate new york. I will be going on a painting trip in March to southern Virginia with my friend David Oleski filming the outing so come spring I will have some exciting video to share.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 The three 30"x 40"s above are studio pieces from this fall in upstate New York

The three 11"x 14"s above were done last weekend in Annapolis MD. I was attending the "100 mid atlantic painters of the mid atlantic" book signing.

Monday, October 27, 2014

 Alright! The book is now available and I'm proud to say that I am one of the 100!. Gary Pendelton put together this wonderful documentary of plein air painting in fine fashion. There is going to be a book signing at Mcbride gallery in Annapolis MD on Nov. 15. I will be there as well as many others doing a paint out and signing books which are available there as well as on Amazon. Speaking of plein air the 2 below are new from a friends farm close by.

 11x 14

11x 14

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Here are 6 new 6"x 6"s that will be at Isadore gallery in Lancaster PA. for the holiday show in December. I have a few other new ones to post shortly. These are all scenes from our cabin in upstate New York.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

24"x 36" oil

This new piece is on display at the Design Domain Gallery in Spring Lake New Jersey.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

stormy skies

A new 30"x 40" studio piece. It is the view from my rooftop looking towards the capitol.

Monday, September 22, 2014

4 new pieces of which 3 will be at the "SKY" show in November at the Whitaker center in Harrisburg. These are all 11"x 14".

Thursday, August 7, 2014

New work headed for Rehoboth Beach

 20"x 24" oil/linen

24"x 48" oil/linen

Here are two more new studio pieces that I will be exhibiting at the Rehoboth art league outdoor art fair in Delaware the next two weekends. The scenes are from Chincoteague Virginia.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

30"x 40" oil/linen

This is a new piece that I was able to complete in between shows. The scene is in Annapolis Maryland along Spa Creek.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New plein air work

 6"x 6"

 6"x 6"

 10"x 8"

 12"x 12"

 14"x 11"

 14"x 11"

8"x 10"

These are some new plein air pieces that I will be showing at the upcoming soiree. The event is at Italian lake Saturday, June 21st. I will have other work also as well as fellow artists Julie Riker, Steve Wetzel and Jonathan Frazier. For more info check out the art association of Harrisburg website.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Upstate New York winter paintings

 30"x 40" oil/linen

30"x 40" oil/linen

2 new pieces done from images captured during the New York state trip. The sun only showed itself a few times so I wanted to do some larger bright pieces back in studio. This is the winter that won't quit in the northeast USA. These paintings will be refreshing during the summer shows when the temps approach 100 F!