Saturday, August 29, 2015

Show at Spring Bull Gallery

"Morning, Newport Harbor" oil, 8" x 10"
Group show of Plein Air Paintings, opening Saturday, September 5 at the Spring Bull Gallery in Newport RI.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sun and Shadow-sold

More hollyhocks!
I'm realizing more and more how important it is to paint wet into wet to get the look I want. But sometimes you have to walk away for an hour to let the paint get tacky, so you can put paint on top of wet paint without having it lift off. This seems to be most important with with transparent colors like alizarin crimson.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Skiff from above- sold

Oil, 6" x 6"
As seen at one of the many yacht clubs where I hang during the summer...


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pastel portrait

After not using pastels for a very long time, I decided to go back to them last night to do a portrait. I stopped using them because I didn't like the dust, they're a pain to frame, and they're fragile. But I've missed drawing, and the softness and ease of layering colors over one another to build up the image. My surface was a gray Canson paper. I'll probably be doing more of these in the future.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Brewster General Store

Oil, 8" x 10"
I painted on Cape Cod the other day with two good friends. The General Store in Brewster was a fun subject and we had a great spot in the shade across the street. If I painted this realistically, the bottom would have been all cars and trucks. Traffic on the Cape in the summer!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Blue moon-sold



Oil, 6" x 8"
After waking up early and seeing the blue moon going down, I decided I'd paint it from memory the next morning.




Saturday, August 1, 2015

Painting at Coggeshall Farm

We had a good time painting at historic Coggeshall Farm in Bristol RI on Wednesday afternoon. It was hot, but we were in the shade and had a nice breeze. One of the costumed interpreters modeled for us. 

I'm cheating here, I didn't like the paintings that I did of our models so I'm posting a little painting I did from photos later of two of the farm people taking a lunch break, with the resident cat.

Oil, 6" x 6"
I thought everyone else did a great job on their paintings and drawings of the model. Thanks to Jill, Janice and Suzanne for giving me photos of their work.







 There was a roaming flock of chickens and turkeys who were very curious and poked around in our painting gear to see if there was anything they could eat. Turns out chickens are a lot more vocal than I realized.


 Feeding time came after we were all done. I got a lot of great photos that may eventually get turned into paintings. Check out the Arts on the Farm page for upcoming events.