Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Winter Plein Air

Our winter seems to have started a bit early this year and with that comes the opportunity to paint snow. It's always a fun challenge and can be very frustrating at times as there are so many nuances of color and value within the whites. The first two are 14x11 and the third is 12x10, oil.

Friday, December 13, 2013

"Once Were Yellow"

This is a plein air piece from back in September. That day was a scorcher, in the 90s. It's certainly difficult to imagine those temps right now! A couple faded buses. "Once Were Yellow", 14x18, oil.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


This is a recent painting that I painted in the basement over two sessions. "Bifurcation" 12x36, oil. I found the elongated format a bit difficult for me. Usually, when painting from life, I align my canvas just to the right or left of the subject that I'm painting. In this case, I had my canvas in line below my subject so that I glanced over the canvas rather than to the side to view my subject.