Friday, April 19, 2013

"Building" Blocks

     As I was painting at the Spangler Farm  I kept thinking about how the buildings in sunlight were like blocks - simple shapes - with a clearly defined light and dark sides.  So for my Thursday evening oil painting class I set up an arrangement of wooden blocks and challenged the students to see how the colors and values changed in shadow.  It is a great exercise and good practice for painting any structures in the landscape.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Gettysburg Farm

6x12 oil
I spent most of Tuesday in Gettysburg painting with a friend.
This was painted at a historic farm inside the park.
I liked the arrangement of outbuildings and the pattern of shadows as graphic shapes.
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Monday, April 15, 2013

Gabriella Italian Restaurant

Gabriella's is opening on April 17th after being closed for over half a year due to a devastating fire.
I had painted the original murals 8-10 years ago using old photos from the owner's hometown in Italy.
Some of the original murals survived the fire and just needed a cleaning and touch ups - others, large sections had to be repainted or redesigned to accommodate changes in the layout.

Here is a nice article about the opening.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

painting a floor

This is a project I am currently working on.

Laying out the square grid was challenging, but so worth it when I pulled up the tape to reveal the results.
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