Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Through the treetops

Mackerel or Salmon skies are beautiful, if not a bit of a challenge to paint. Balancing the high chroma light against the clouds is a little tricky becasue if you get too much intensity in the light areas, it looks cartoonish, not enough reflected light in the grey under clouds, it goes flat. Always, a balancing act, but soooo much fun when you get in the grove.

Title: Through the Treetops
Medium: Oil on Panel
Size: 12 x 14

Slated for the March show at Artists gallery . . .

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunrise in Maine

A couple of years ago, I was deeply inspired by a sunrise in Maine and created a painting from a reference photo. I've revisited that scene again. The sensation of that morning, the deep peaceful silence contrasting with the brilliance of the light was magical to me, and still is.

This is one of the paintings that will be featured in March at the Artists' Gallery during my exhibtion "Inside Out".

Title: Sunrise in Maine
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 8 x 10

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I've got the "blues" . . . the deep blue of summer skies and dramatic clouds is really capturing my interest the past couple of days. I had a great time painting this one, I really wanted to get a strong feeling of energy and movement in the sky, This is one of the paintings that will to into the March Show at Artists Gallery.

Naming these is always a problem for me, so for right now, it will simply be untitled, unless someone can come up with a good name!

Monday, February 6, 2012

30 days and counting . . .

30 days and counting until Alla and I hang our show "Inside Out" at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. Looking over everything, I'm in good shape, but of course I will "fuss" with a few works and there's all of the remaining administrivia to get done - like send out the invitations and press releases, plan the menu and music for the reception, etc.

In the meantime, the inventory I have left after the winter sale continues to sell, so I'm also working to keep the walls filled at both Artists' Gallery and Chapmen Gallery in Doylestown. Nice problem to have . . . .

Today I worked on this painting - please note it's not finished, I still need to complete the foreground and do some additional work in the sky itself. I have not posted in a while so I thought I better get something up here before you all forgot about me.

This painting, along with a couple of others I've not yet finished, will be going into Artists' Gallery this month and can seen in the gallery this Friday.


Title: Billowing Clouds in Cape Cod
Size & Medium: 8 x 9, Oil on Panel