Friday, July 28, 2017

Window Bouquet

Window Bouquet
11" x 14" oil on board
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I really love this painting. I hate to let it go, but I'd love to give it a good home. Send me an email if you're interested.

Monacacy Island II

Monocacy Island II
8" x 10" oil on board
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The second of two plein air paintings that I completed yesterday and the second time I've painted this exact location on the Monocacy River.

I was getting alerts on my phone that severe thunderstorms were approaching, but I looked at the radar and decided I had time if I painted quickly.
The light changed repeatedly as I painted, but I really like how it turned out - maybe more than my first attempt (below).  You can see in the original that there used to be two trunks, but the one closest to the river had fallen in the water.

This is such a wonderful spot. In between paintings, I sat in the cool rushing water with only my head sticking out.  There's a little beach where I stand to do my painting and I didn't see another person all day.


River Path

River Path
8" x 10" oil on board
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Completed en plein air by the Monocacy River in Frederick County, MD.  Believe it or not, painting green is difficult. Green out of the tube is really green, so it helps to tone it down with some violet, and orange.  I'm really happy with how this turned out.

River Daylilies III

River Daylilies III
16" x 20" oil on board
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The third of my daylily paintings, appropriately titled, completed using all palette knife.

River Daylilies II

River Daylilies II
9" x 12" oil on board
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The original River Daylily painting was completed years ago and although this is called River Daylilies II, it is actually my third daylily painting...this was completed using all brushwork.

The GMC

The GMC
8" x 10" oil on board
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Painted en plein air near Rigby Island on the Chesapeake Bay, Mathews County, VA.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Shell From Cozumel

A Shell From Cozumel
5" x 7" oil on board


I like this little painting, but I don't like the photo. And I'm still working on the name... I think the shell came from Cozumel, Mexico.

Old Oak Tree - Lake Fairfax

Old Oak Tree, Lake Fairfax
5" x 7" oil on board


I painted this outdoors a long time ago but never posted it because I couldn't get a good photo...The photo is still not great, but I do like the painting.

Cherries, Lemon, Brush

Cherries, Lemons, Brush
9" x 11" oil on board


Kind of a weird selection of subject matter, but sometimes when I need to paint, I just grab whatever I can find.