Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Empire State Building in White

2012, Oil on Canvas, 6"x 4"
#051

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This is a painting of the Empire State Building as seen from 23rd Street. 

New York Life Building

2012, Oil on Canvas, 6"x 4"
#050

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This is a painting of the New York Life Building as seen from Madison Square Park. This building can often be seen as glowing as the sun reflects off its gold spire. 

Here's hoping that the New York area can recover quickly from the effects of Sandy.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Composition in Mud

2012, Oil on Canvas, 4"x 6"
#049


This is a painting of a muddy construction site in New York City. I'm not sure that there is enough visual information to even read it that way but I loved the composition and the subtle colors.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The White Shed

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
#48


More from Duffield. This is an out building in a yard in /near the "Hamlet" of Duffield, PA. This will probably be my last post for a few days. I'm guessing that my power will be out for a while. Here's hoping for the best.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Blue House on the Hill

2012, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"
#047


This is a house just outside Duffield, PA. As I may have mentioned, most of the houses in Duffield are just outside of Duffield. It's Friday and I'm tired.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Clouds Over the Hill

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
#046


The clouds were churning so violently that I had to pull over to take some pictures. Priorities of a painter: first get the image then get home before the storm.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rolling Corn

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
#045


This is a corn field near Mont Alto, PA. I was impressed by the rolling hills and the one tree that seems to be adrift in a rough sea of yellow.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cemetery at the Bend

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
#044

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This is a cemetery near my house. I have been painting it for nearly 20 years but until now I have not actually painted it from the inside. Very different.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tarset

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
#043


As I was loading my car with groceries, I noticed this beautiful sunset so, I took the picture. I never intended to use it for a painting because, let's face it, sunsets are a bit cliche. It wasn't until I did a dump of my phone pics that I noticed the perfect position of the Target sign.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Harvest

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
#042


This is an the intersection of Route 30 and Route 416 near St. Thomas, PA. It's not a crossroad, it's the end of the road. You can go right or left but you can't stay on this course. How many times in our lives have we had to make this choice?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

White Bowl and Walnut

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
#041

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This is a painting that was started as a demo. I sometimes give my painting students a homework assignment where I give them a brown object, in this case a walnut. I have them paint it using no earth colors. The challenge is not how to mix brown but to find as many alternatives to brown as possible and keep the painting plausible. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Composition in Violet

2012, Oil on Canvas, 6"x 4"
#039


The next of the secondary colors. I find these drapery studies to be quite relaxing.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The American Dream

2012, Oil on Canvas, 4"x 6"
#038


This is a house that I came across in a few years back along the Interstate. What struck me about it was the starkness of, well, everything. Even the sky was featureless.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Propped Up

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
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Great year for clouds. This is an area near my house that I pass on my way back from the local farm stand. I didn't have my camera (bad) but I did have my iPhone (good).

Friday, October 12, 2012

Station Shadows

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
#036


This is the historic Harrisburg Train Station. This was near sunset which created these wonderful shadows on the building across the tracks. It wasn't until I looked at the photograph that I noticed the reflections on the brick pavers on the platform.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Three Pears in a Blue Bowl

2011, Oil on Canvas, 10"x 8"


This is a painting that was started in the Autumn of 2011 as a demonstration piece at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, in Hagerstown, Maryland. Those familiar with the Museum will notice the reflection of the atrium roof in the bowl.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Primary Red

2012, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"
#036


This is one of my favorites from this series. I had posted this before but I wanted to return to it and offer it at auction...and I have been pretty busy and haven't had time to paint the last couple of days.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Long Corn Shadows

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
#035


This is a painting of a local corn field seen late in the day.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Silhouette


2012, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"
#034


This is a painting of a tree near my house. I wa taking pictures the other way and was getting frustrated because I kept getting my shadow in the shot so, when I turned around to give the sun a dirty look I saw this.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tree Shadows

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
#033


This is a painting of a house in Duffield, PA as the sun was setting. I happened to see this the day before and made a mental note of the time so that I could shoot it the next day.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Corn Wall

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"
#032


In case no one knows it, I have a genuine fascination with corn. This is a painting of a local farm during harvest season. I love the way they carve sharply into their fields like a barber creating a Mohawk.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Composition in Green

2012, Oil on Canvas, 6"x 4"
#031


The first of the secondary colors. OCD? Maybe.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Composition in Blue

2012, Oil on Canvas, 6"x 4"
#030


If you're seeing a trend you're right. The third in the series is the third primary color. Tomorrow I start on the secondaries. Have i mentioned how much I love to paint drapery?