Saturday, November 23, 2013

City Art Gallery, NC

Two new figure painting, in oil, shown at "The Holiday Show" at the City Art Gallery, Greenville, NC.  I'm really having fun playing with artificial lights.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cumberland Society Juried Exhibition

My figure painting is part of the Cumberland Society National Juried show in Nashville, TN. 

The show will open on October 3 with an awards reception at Richland Fine Art from 5pm-8pm.  Judge, Peggi Kroll Robertswill be on hand to present awards.
Richland Fine Art Gallery is located at 4009 Hillsboro Pike  Nashville, TN 37215   (615) 292-2781

This beautiful juried show is up online and can be seen through Richland Fine Art’s website. Go to their ‘Events’ page.  Please click ‘view the exhbition’ tab on the right on the Events page.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Paintings from Plein Air Events

Port Washington, WI

"Easy Street Pub"  Cedarburg, WI

This past month I participated in four plein air events and had so much fun despite the bad weather.  I think after painting through the winter a little storm & lightening doesn't bother me anymore.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Plein Air in the Winter

We've had a few nice snow storms this month making plein air painting extraordinarily fun.  The world becomes quiet, making the whole experience more productive and personal.  Try tucking a hand-warmer in your hat and waistband.  It keeps the chill away a bit longer.

(painted March 2013, near the Grau Mill in Fullersburg Woods.  oil on linen 8"x10")

Monday, February 04, 2013

Plein Air Landscapes

"Inverted C" was painted near my home along the Desplaines River.  I probably never would have found this spot if it hadn't been for my old dogs wanting to get as close to the water as possible.  I try to keep Edgar Payne's compositional guidelines in mind.  In my small sketchbook I start with pencil sketches to organize my concept/composition and values.  Most of my plein air work is smaller, about 9"x12," but this oil is 12"x16."
One of my favorite themes is reflections.  I think it's a great tangent for playing with abstract concepts within representational art.  Check out Forrest Moses amazing paintings and monotypes.  "BackYard Reflections is a 8"x10" plein air study in oils.

 Last fall I taught a plein air workshop in Brown County, IN.  The colors were gorgeous and the painting locations amazing.  T.C.Steele estates also allowed us unlimited access.  After class I continued to paint along side a few hardy students.  "Autumn Red" is a 16"x12" plein air piece painted near Nashville, IN.  We will repeat this workshop October 2013.  Contact me for further information.
Brown County Plein Air Workshop 2012