Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lotus on the Lake

20x20 oil

I posted this painting several times as I was working on it.  This is a large version of a much smaller plein air sketch I painted at Wildwood Preserve last August.  The painting went through many changes and I was constantly tweaking various sections, but I am pretty happy with how it came out.

This painting is being used to promote my upcoming show at Gallery @ Second.  

It is also featured on the cover of June's "The Burg", along with a nice write up about my painting on pg. 26.  You can read that here 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012


My exhibit at Gallery @ Second is fast approaching.  If you have a chance please stop by to see my work.  Information and hours at

Saturday, May 12, 2012

an unexpected paint out

I ended up with some available time at the last minute on Thursday so I was happy to join my friend Cecelia and 2 other artists in  Cecelia's neighbor's yard.  I was tempted to paint the poppies that the other 3 chose to work on, but I really liked the way the sunlight was hitting this small pond in the back of the property. 

When I came home I did just a few adjustments to the lily pads - eliminating a few from the composition.  I still need to come up with a title for this and am open to suggestions.

 8x10 oil
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Heading out to paint!

One of the things I love about my new pochade box is that it fits so easily in my bike carriers.  I could never do this with my French easel.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters exhibit

 I currently have 2 paintings in an exhibit of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters at Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC).
 18 artists showing impressions of local PA scenes.  
The show will remain hanging through June 2nd.  More information is available on CALC's website