Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March Plein Air

Spring Reflections, 14x11, oil on linen panel

Willow in Spring, 8x6, oil on linen panel

Both of these small paintings were painted on March 10, at the Meader Conservation Easement in Parchment of Kalamazoo Co. The Plein Air Artists of West Michigan organized this event and a number of artists showed up to paint. After getting a little lost trying to find this place, it did not take me long to figure out what to paint when I arrived. It was interesting to find so much color in early March. Also the unseasonably warm weather and sunshine was a bonus that day. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Pastel Accepted in Exhibit

Awaiting Fields, pastel, 12x18, $900. framed

Two weeks ago, I came across this field with the last remnants of this years snow. The field was shaded by trees and the remaining snow filled the plowed ruts. I immediately knew I wanted to paint this scene.   The added bonus was the full moon rising from the horizon as the sun was starting to set in the west. I could only shoot some photos and the next day painted my interpretation based on photo reference in the studio.
The painting was framed and entered in the Lowell Regional Art Competition and took the Juror's Recognition Award! The reception for this exhibit is on Sunday, March 25 from 2-4pm.
Thanks for viewing my work!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Still-Lifes featuring Vegetables

Three Together, oil on panel, 6x6, $250. framed

Turnip and Pepper, oil on panel, 6x6, $250. framed

Vegetable Still-Life, oil on panel, $250. framed

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Plein Air Paintings in Winter

Creek in Winter Study II, oil on linen panel, 9x12
Painted towards the end of February in Townsend Park.

Creek in Winter Study, oil on linen panel, 8x10
Painted in mid February at Townsend Park.

Other Side of the River, oil on linen panel, 9x12
Painted in January on the Rogue River.