Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blowing Through Town

As season's shift, high winds herald the changing of the guard. A storm blew through yesterday giving us an incredible show of light and wind for the past 12 hours. Luckily, I can capture some of this from my studio. I was also able to capture some beautiful skies this morning just after sunrise, I'll be working on those paintings over the weekend.

Title: Blowing Through Town
Size: 6 x 9, oil on panel


Monday, October 17, 2011

Warm Night

Title: Warm Night
Size: 9 x 9
Medium: Oil on Panel

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There is something magical about a warm summer night by the sea, the kind where you know the heat won't fade much with the passing sun. A light breeze comes in off the ocean, the brine in the air becomes more pungent. Wrapped in warmth and colour, these are priceless gifts.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

View from My Studio

Title: Late Autumn View from my Studio
Size: 6 x 9, Oil on Panel


The second floor of my barn has these incredible French windows that look out over a field, I'm quite lucky to be able to see and study the beautiful skies and changing seasons, while in the comfort of my studio. Very lucky indeed!

Small Paintings, Big Ideas

Title: Late Afternoon, Peace Valley Park
Size: 6 x 9, Oil on Panel


Some of you may know about how I paint my large landscapes. I do a field study, small in size and quickly executed and then write tons of notes - everything from the temperature and light direction to the mood of the place and then take a reference photo. When I get back in the studio, they are translated into larger works.

At the last show, these small works virtually sold out. So I've decided to do more of them and offer them unframed (which can be considerable cost, depending on the frame and framer) and directly from my blog. This ongoing series of small works is being titled "Small paintings, Big Ideas".

One of my favourite local places to paint is Peace Valley Park in Doylestown and this scene begged to be painted. Light shifts very quickly, especially this time of year later in the day, but the challenge is incredible fun!