Sunday, September 15, 2013

Chincoteague Plein Air

   I've just returned from a week of painting on Chincoteague Island, VA as part of their annual plein air event.   46 artists painted all over the town, marina, wildlife refuge, and beach, culminating in an exhibit/sale on Saturday night. This was my display panel for the exhibit. I am very happy that I sold 4 out of the 6 paintings I did this week.
This is one of the pieces that sold...

Three Houses On Main Street

9x12 oil
It was a great time and I look forward to next year's event.

Monday, September 9, 2013


8x10 oil
I just delivered this commissioned doggy portrait.
I seem to be getting a lot of these lately.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Music To Paint By

 10x8 oil
Today's Gallery Walk was a great event.  We saw a lot of traffic at City House Bed and Breakfast where 8 members of Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters are exhibiting work.  Several of us painted on location during the day.
Violinist Betsy Barnicle played folk and pop tunes throughout the afternoon and I took the opportunity to practice painting from a live figure.  She moved quite a lot.  I started this painting by sketching loose gestures in burnt umber and moving the lines around until I got the pose I wanted.