Thursday, February 28, 2013

Highmark Blue Shield Exhibit

     I have 32 oil paintings on exhibit at the Highmark Blue Shield building in Camp Hill.  It is a great space for art - in a corridor between 2 buildings.  The wall opposite my artwork is a water feature that sounds wonderful.  Just on the other side of the water wall is a lounge area and huge windows.  The light filtering through the water and hitting the artwork is beautiful.

     The show is mostly scenes local to Central PA with a few seashore paintings scattered in.  It will hang until the end of April.

     Unfortunately this exhibit is not open to the public but will be viewed by over 3,000 Highmark employees every day.  If you are one of them please check it out.

Friday, February 22, 2013

It's not easy painting green...

I teach an oil painting class at the Mechanicsburg Art Center.  The class has sort of evolved into whatever the students feel they need help with.  A few of them mentioned they had trouble seeing and mixing greens, so last night I set up two still of cool green objects and one of warm green objects.  The idea was to force students to see subtle color variations within one color family.  They used no premixed green paint but were free to use any other colors they chose.
warm greens
cool greens
 It's Not Easy Painting Green
8x10 oil
My painting which I did along with the class.
This is the second time we have done a color themed class (last week we did all red for Valentine's Day). I was worried that it might result in a boring painting, but instead I like how it harmonizes everything.  There is still a lot of color variation even within one family.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Just one wall...

I finished this wall yesterday for a client in Philadelphia.
Sometimes treating just one wall to a special finish can make a big impact on a room.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

New Postcards

The new postcards I ordered just arrived today!
I am really happy with them.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"Riverbend" at Fredrickson

I am so happy to see that my painting "Riverbend" is finally hanging at the Fredrickson Library.
This painting won the Purchase Award for 2012 Plein Air Camp Hill and the purchaser has donated it to the library to be part of their permanent collection.  They even had this neat plaque made!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Chocolate Lab

9x12 oil
I just finished another dog portrait.  This was commissioned by the recipient of the dog portrait I did just prior to Christmas.  I seem to be in a nice circle of dog lovers who like to give special gifts to each other.  It is nice work...though I am really more of a cat person :)