Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Quick Sketch of a Slow Dog


or maybe a new sketch of an old dog. Archie is slow as old bassets tend to be, but of course he moved only moments after I started this little 5x7.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pleasure Avenue


Started this 11x14 panel today. I've been working additional hours at the day job so that I can pay for the workshops I'll be taking this coming September. I will be studying with Kevin Macpherson, Quang Ho and Joseph Mcgurl among others during the Weekend with the Master's ...sponsored by American Artist Magazine. I can't wait. I decided last fall when I knew I was going to continue with plein air and landscape painting that I needed to get some hands on training. This event is about twice what I was planning to pay, but I think it will probably be worth it.<

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Arena Buick

SOLD
this photo has some serious linear distortion that really isn't evident in the actual painting. I would get a better pic, but it sold yesterday at the Hammonton Plein Air Paint Out. The same family has owned the building since the 1920s. It was the first thing I knew I wanted to paint whebn I heard about the event. Oh and the Root Beer painting took the first place award as well...it was a good day!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Plum


This little plum tree in my side yard has pretty foliage, but it's in an akward spot that offers no proper vantage point for a painting...so I settled on one small segment. 5x7

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cape May Victorian


Dreary weather for days...did this one Monday, today was the first clear day to get a photo in natural light. I'll be doing the Hammonton Paint-Out this Saturday, reception and awards will be that evening at the Hammonton branch of the Noyes Museum.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Ruth's House

SOLD
Right behind this house is Adam's Perfect Funeral Home. My friend Ruth occasionaly takes home some of the left over flowers Mr. Perfect leaves out by his trash. For many years I was the main florist for Adam's Perfect, so when I later met Ruth I found it funny that many of her scavanged fresh cuts were probably mine to begin with...funny world. 8x10