Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sky Blue MG A

I painted this today at Carlisle's Harvest of the Arts where several of us from Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters were displaying our work to promote an upcoming show.
Part of the festival was the Meeting of the Marques, a great lineup of vintage English cars.
What fun!
It was hard to decide which to paint!
I was draw to the beautiful blue color on this one and the reflections of the trees and sky on the trunk.
The owner has restored the car himself over 8 years and was so happy that I chose to paint it.
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Friday, September 19, 2014


 8x10 oil
Another painting from my weekend at the Chincoteague Island Plein Air Event.  I love images of abandonment - of nature taking over what was once new.
There is no shortage of scenes like this on Chincoteague Island.  I could have created 5 compositions from this one property but chose to crop in on mostly the rusty truck with a bit of the old cottage.
This painting sold quickly at the show and was very popular.  I could have sold it again 20 times!  Maybe next year I should just paint rusty trucks!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Summer's End

Where did the last month go?  It's been so long since I posted here and now the summer is over.
8x24 oil
This past weekend I participated in the Chincoteague Plein Air event for the fourth consecutive year.
Summer's End was one of 7 paintings that I did during the 3 day event which ended in a Saturday evening sale.  I brought this unusual size canvas with the intent of painting a beach scene but decided to use it for the sunset on the Wildlife Refuge.  I had to work quickly to capture the changing colors in the sky.  It did not take long before it was too dark and I could no longer see my work.  As soon as the sun went down the mosquitoes came out and chased me away.  I finished the painting that evening in my hotel room.
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