Monday, March 31, 2008

Flowering Tree, Different View

..and different day. I've thought about painting this tree every spring for many years now. I drive by it almost every day. It's such a beauty and the color is there for such a short period of time.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Vineyard Sunset

A very rapid study...had about a half hour before the light was totaly gone.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March Morning

This is the backview of the top floor of a house on Plymouth Place in Ocean City. My family lived there in the early sixties before we moved to Virginia. The window with the awning was my bedroom. I won't say how old I was, but I will say it was during a time in my life when I was afraid of the dark! It was a great place to live...right on the beach block! It was cold out there this morning, but the sun was bright and full of memories.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Fish and Fowl

Spent 6 hours today painting on this one. I'm doing it for the "Roof Tops" show in June at the Ocean City Art Center. When I heard about the theme I knew I wanted to do something with the fish-goyles that hang near the rooftops of the Flanders Hotel. It will need one more session at least. The pigeon was a bonus, I didn't even see him when I was taking the reference photo.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

House by Seaview Ave. School

This one has a coating of sand from an errant blast of wind. Oh March! What was odd was that there wasn't any sand around that I could see...hmmm. I find I'm being drawn to houses with boards over the windows.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Over My Head in Ocean City

I kept saying to myself ..your in over head with this one...then the voice said...If you want to learn to swim, you have to dive into the deep end. First try at this house from last week was a wipe out. Second version here has a few minor perspective problems, but I felt that it was a keeper. 9x12

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Green House

Painted on St. Patrick's Day of course!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Finished Version Of House off Ocean Hgts. Ave

I've had two wipe outs over the last three days ( bad paintings that get wiped off )
This kind of thing happens. I went back last week and did a second session on this and finished it up when I got home. 11x14 oil/panel

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Covered Foot Bridge

A quaint but no less challenging scene from Birch Grove Park. My output is slowing up this week as I begin framing the small stuff for a one day Art Show at Our Lady of Sorrows in Linwood. Then I'm framing up some of the larger stuff for my solo show in April at Atlantic Cape Community College.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Rainy Day Flowers

It's been raining the last few days so I found myself painting flowers again for the first time since last September. It was interesting to gage how my style has been affected by all these months of plein air studies. I began this one as a smaller piece, but the "legginess" of the spring blossoms demanded more room.
16x20 oil/canvas

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Postcard from Egg Harbor Township

This one reminded me of a post card . I subscribe to three blog painters that use postcard to describe their paintings. Postcards from Puniho, Postcards from Detroit and Postcards from Provence. I really enjoy viewing these painters "postcards".
5x7 oil/panel

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Yellow House

Squeezed this largish house onto a 5x7

Sunday, March 02, 2008

One Man Show in April

Atlantic Cape Community College will be giving me a solo exhibit in their Art Gallery for the month of April. The reception will be April 13th. I will be featuring the Still Life series plus a small sampling of some of my daily paintings seen here on the blog. Everyone is welcome!!

Second Version of House off Ocean Hgts.

I decided to do a more involved version of this. I intend to go back and spend one or two more sessions ...adding some details. 11x14