Sunday, September 30, 2012

Composition in Yellow

2012, Oil on Canvas, 6"x 4"

The second of the series. I must admit to being kind of a wonk when it comes to rendering drapery. I have enjoyed doing this since I was in grade school.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Composition in Red

2012, Oil on Canvas, 6"x 4"

I have often told my students that if they learn to draw drapery that they then can draw anything. This is usually met with a lot of eye rolling and a chorus of "but, Mr. Hollllmmmmm....".  Heh, heh, heh. I give you my latest version in Devil's Red.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Zoe, 3, Study

2012, Graphite on Paper, 9.5"x 7"

This is a study for a larger piece. I was giving a lesson on hands and this was the final pose. I told my students that I wanted to tie it in to their previous portrait class but To tell the truth I just couldn't resist drawing Zoe's face one more time.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Behind Sunset

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

This is a scene just outside of Duffield, PA. Duffield is so small that most of the houses are only half in Duffield. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Zoe, 2

2012, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"

This is the latest painting of Zoe. I have had one hell of a time photographing this one. It's pretty dark so there is a lot of glare to contend with.

Monday, September 24, 2012

West 23rd Street at Dusk

2012, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"


As I was photographing all of the illuminated buildings around Madison Square Park, in NYC, I turned around to the west and saw this. John Lennon was right, life really is what happens to you while you're making other plans.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Road Closed

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

One of those "Lemonade" moments. This is what I came across on my way home from teaching last Tuesday.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Lone Tree

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

Corn Fields near Mercersburg, PA. I really do have one spectacular drive to work every morning.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Art Deco Garage

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

This is a painting of the old Gaumer's Garage in the south end of Chambersburg.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Billboard at Night

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

Back to work. This is a painting of a lonely billboard on the south end of Chambersburg, PA.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Three Pines

2011, Graphite on Paper, 7"x 9.5"

This is a drawing of three pine trees that we planted about ten years ago. I love looking at these trees.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Turn Right at the Cone

2012, Oil on Canvas, 22"x 24"

This is a painting of a building in Mercersburg, PA. I would pass it every Wednesday as I made my way from the High School to teach my painting class at the Museum. I would inevitably get caught at the light each time. I studied this scene once a week for nine months. Gestation period?