Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
This is fresh out of my pochade box - a study I did this morning of some buildings in Boiling Springs. I feel that this is quite different from most of my other paintings. For one thing, the bright sun forced me to (squint) see the shadows as simplified shapes. I have also started using an oil primer on my boards - even over the pre-primed acrylic ones and over top of those old rejected paintings. The oil primer is thick and fills in a lot of the canvas texture and then I can sand it to a smoother surface. I find that rather than having to scumble the paint into the canvas to cover it, this paint sits on top and is easier to build up thicker areas.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Last week I painted at the Hershey Gardens which is right up the hill from Hersheypark - beautiful places, but far from tranquil with the background noise of ratcheting roller coasters followed by screams - sort of an interesting contrast.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
This 8x10 plein air was painted at Wildwood Sanctuary as the sun was setting. It is one of the pieces in my show at Gallery @ Second. There is still one week left to see the show, so stop in if you have a chance. The gallery is located at 608 N 2nd Street Harrisburg and is open Thursday and Friday 4:30-8, Saturday 10-8, and Sunday 12-4.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The summer issue of Susquehanna Life Magazine features an article on my plein air group, the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. (That's my French easel on the cover page!) I was interviewed for this in December 2011 so it is nice to finally see it in print! You can pick up a copy at most local news stands.