Saturday, October 24, 2015

Glowing Forest

10x8 oil

The light was so beautiful yesterday - bright sun low in the sky, streaming through the fall foliage - the woods were glowing with a canopy of color.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Historic Haldeman Mansion

8x10 oil

I went out today looking for some fall color to paint and ended up being more interested in the layered surface of this old building, the historic Haldeman Mansion in Bainbridge, PA

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Painting a Wedding...

16x20 oil on canvas

Yesterday I painted live during a wedding ceremony along the Yellow Breeches at Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA.  It was a commission request from the bride and groom who wanted a plein air painter to capture the setting of their special day.

This is the second time I have painted as part of a wedding.  I feel I am a bit more comfortable with it but there are certainly challenges with each situation.  The biggest challenge is time.  I arrived 2 hours early to set up and paint the entire background.  I only had about 30 minutes to quickly paint in the figures and a suggestion of a guest audience.   Here is the painting just before the figures arrived...

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Autumn Orchard

11x14 oil

Beautiful fall morning for painting at Strite's Orchard.