Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Still Life

 I am eager for outdoor painting weather but still not ready to venture outside.  The past week I have dedicated some days to practicing the still life in my studio.  I am working directly from a live setup (no photo) and completing each painting in one sitting.  My subject matter all came from a trip to the grocery store.  The tulips were a delight to have in the house and made their way into several paintings before they wilted.  Here are two of them.


Tulips and Tapestry

Pink Tulips and Grapefruit

Friday, March 13, 2015

Empty House

oil on panel

I painted both Saturday and Sunday at the Empty House Tour for the Harrisburg Symphony Showhouse.  On Saturday I did the winter scene looking out the window, but for Sunday I decided to turn my easel around and paint the interior of the living room looking in to the hallway and library.  I don't usually paint interior scenes and I enjoyed it.

There were over 300 visitors to the house over the weekend - people anxious to get a sneak peek before the designers starting working.  I had set some of my paintings around on window sills and mantles to make the house not look so "empty" and was thrilled that 6 paintings sold over the 2 days...including this little one wet off the easel!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Winter Shadows

Winter Shadows

Last weekend I had the opportunity to paint at the future Harrisburg Symphony Showhouse for their Empty House Tour.  The house was open for the public to see before the designers worked their magic.  I painted in the light filled sunroom surrounded by windows and view of snow covered fields...much warmer than painting outside.

The Harrisburg Symphony Showhouse will run from May 22 through June 14.  More information is on their website

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Good Day PA

I did a live painting on TV!!

I was on Good Day PA with Amy Kehm helping to promote this year's Camp Hill Plein Air event and did a painting during the hour long show.
The producers showed several teasers with stages of my painting throughout the show.
There was a short interview discussing the plein air event.
You can view it here