Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chicken or the Egg...Timer

2013, Oil on Canvas, 4"x 6"

I have recently begun to collect egg timers. It's complicated.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Artist Reception

Cemetery: The Unintended Subject
An Exhibit of Paintings 
by Ski Holm
Spanning Three Decades

Reception: Friday, February 8, 2013, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Cemetery and Cornfields, V, 2008, Oil on Canvas, 14"x 28"

The exhibit runs through February 15, 2013

Cofrin Gallery
Burgin Center for the Arts
at Mercersburg Academy
300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236

Cemetery at the Bend, 2012, Oil on Canvas, 48"x 50"

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Other Side of Sunset

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

This is a painting of our very small valley. There is a stream below the hill. The view is from my studio and is of the hill across the way. The hill behind us, our trees and house are what is casting the shadow at the bottom of the painting.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sunset on a Red Shed

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

This is a shed on a neighboring property. There's a large hill to the left of this scene and every night that we can see the sun setting it throws shadows across the landscape. I think of the famous Balthus landscape every time I see it. I'll paint more of these scenes in the coming days. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

It'll Burn Off

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x &'

Another hazy day on my way to work. The sun kept wanting to burn off the haze. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Maple in Snow

2013, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"

I have always loved this tree. It is a Silver Maple next to our house. It's large enough to catch lots of snow, unfortunately that has caused it quite a bit of damage over the years.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Floating Mountain

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

This is what I saw on my way to work one hazy morning. This section of the Tuscarora Mountains can be quite beautiful, particularly on foul days.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

I just happened to look outside late in the afternoon to see this thick, heavy fog. I swear, only artists and folks in auto  body shops get excited about fog.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jelly Candy

2013, Oil on Canvas, 4"x 6"

I always keep these around the studio. They're one of my favorites.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Ramp

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

This is a painting of a ramp inside Grand Central Terminal, NYC. This particular ramp goes from street level to one of my favorite eateries, The Oyster Bar.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Crossing

2013, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"

I have always enjoyed paintings that play with perspective. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sea of White

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

The forth painting from this series. The ripples in the snow sort of reminded me of water and the wooded area of an island.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Snow Crop

2013, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

This is a painting of Benedict's Farm where in the summer I get produce and in the winter I get subject matter. ....turn, turn, turn.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Cemetery Below

2012, Oil on Canvas, 7"x 5"

This is a painting of a nearby Methodist cemetery. The scene reminded me of some of the old Westerns. "Come back, Shane!!"

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Church Steeple

2012, Oil on Canvas, 5"x 7"

This is a nearby church that I've painted a few times. This is the first painting of a planned series of scenes from this one particular afternoon. Snow, clouds and waning daylight, how could it miss?