Thursday, June 28, 2012

Across the Pond

8x10 oil

painted today at a farm in Ortanna, PA

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Painting the Lilies

8x10 oil
Today my friend Cecelia invited me to join her in painting the gorgeous lilies in her neighbor's garden - but I ended up painting her instead.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Italian Lake

16x12 oil

This is one of 21 paintings which are currently hanging in my exhibit at Gallery @ Second.
The show runs through July 14, so please stop in to see it in person
Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 4:30-8, Saturday 10-8, and Sunday 12-4.
more information at

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Al Retherford's

10x20 oil
This was one of the paintings I did during the week of the Camp Hill Plein Air Festival.
I did this in two plein air sessions.
Most people driving along Market Street have noticed this flower stand along the side of the road.  It is always a burst of color in any season, with pumpkins and mums in the fall, Christmas trees and wreaths in December, bulb flowers in spring, and now in summer is filled with gorgeous hanging planters.  It beckoned to be painted.
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Gallery @ Second Exhibit

     Camp Hill Plein Air is over and now I am anticipating the opening reception for my exhibit.
     Here is a virtual postcard to promote my show.  It offers a sneak peek at some of the paintings currently on exhibit in Harrisburg.  There is a reception this Friday evening from 6-9 and everyone is invited to stop by.
     Gallery @ Second is located on 2nd Street next to the Firehouse Restaurant and is open Thursday and Friday 4:30-8:00, Saturday 10:00-8:00, and Sunday 12:00-4:00.  If those times are not convenient please let me know and I will arrange a private showing with the gallery owners.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Camp Hill Plein Air Quick Draw Competition

My painting was awarded third place AND (even more dear to me) the people's choice award.  Thanks so much to everyone who voted for me.  I am so honored!

Friday, June 8, 2012


12x24 oil

So happy to share the news that "Riverbend" won the Purchase Award at the Camp Hill Plein Air Festival.  The purchaser will be donating the painting to the Fredrickson Library where it will become part of their collection for anyone to view.

Monday, June 4, 2012

interview with the artist

 Thanks to everyone for the great support and encouragement as I anticipate the opening of my very first gallery exhibit.
This link should take you to a short video interview of me speaking about my work.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


8x10 oil

Just found out that my painting sold at the Carlisle Art Center's showing 
of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters.
Today I deliver 25 paintings to Gallery @ Second and hang my show there.  It will be hanging from June 7 through July 14.  Hope you can stop in to see it.