Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Sorry for the blog neglect. I haven't been doing the daily's for the last few months. A few commissions that couldn't be posted publically. I plan to get back into plein air full time after the New Year!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

October Sunrise

Fall came in like gangbusters last night. So invigorating to get out and paint! 6x8

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

September Sunrise with Bird

From the Stone Harbor Causeway last month. I went back in a few days ago and altered a few things with this. My goal is for better paintings. Slowly I've let go of my need to depict the landscape exactly as I see it. Impression: Sunrise :) 8x10

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Work in progress: Great Falls

A scene from Patterson NJ. A friend took me up there last spring to show me this wonderful place. The second largest waterfalls on the East Coast! This has been so much fun to paint! 36x24

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Like a Picture

This beautiful sailboat really did cruise by when I did this 5x7. I painted it in first before it was gone, then filled in the rest I knew it might look staged, but who could resist!?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Late Summer Water Lilies

This piece sold at the Avalon Show I only had two days to enjoy it! 12x9

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Benny's Landing

I was shown some great new places to paint last week. 6x6

Monday, September 20, 2010

September Beach

Unbelievably stunning weather here in South Jersey. 6x8

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oxbow at Benny's Landing

Three days of painting down in Cape May County. Stunning views and flawless weather for the Wings n Water Festival. It's been great painting along with some of the best plein air painters in New Jersey!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sunrise Stone Harbor Beach

This painting kicks off 4 days of plein air painting for the Wings 'n Water Festival in Stone Harbor this weekend. It's a bit reflecty, photo taken while still on the beach!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Day's End, Patcong Creek

The gnats showed up in full force as this painting drew to an end. I had on repellent thank goodness. I'll brush the little buggers off once the painting has dried. 8x10

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Villa Gourmet

Another Asbury Avenue Storefront. This one was a commission for Tara who helps organize the Evenings on Asbury. Thanks Tara! 8x10

Monday, August 16, 2010

Glenn Taylor Band

A new Day job has been keeping me very busy for the last 6 weeks. It's supposed to be part time 2/3 days a week so I can continue to paint. I've been doing some work, but not had much time to post or show here on the blog. Here's one from last week. The Glenn Taylor Band. Another Ocean City Wednesday Night on Asbury Avenue Piece.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ocean City Wednesday Evenings

There is a painting event every Wednesday for the summer on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Open to all artists...paint from 5pm to 8 and the enter the contest at the OC Art League for judging and prizes... I plan on attending most Wednesdays. Aslo the Annual Ocean City Boardwalk Art show is comingup the weekend of August 7th. I'll be at my usual location at 8th and the boards.

Looking Up in Cape May

Weather and poor sales made the annual Cape May Promenade show a dissapointment...but I did get some painting done. 5x7

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Patcong Creek Looking East

For 5 years I've only painted the northwest view of Patcong Creek. I was up at sunrise the other morning drove over to the bridge and decided to face the other way. Right below where I was standing are some of the remains of a ship building factory that was there a long long time ago. 8x10

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The 9th Street Bridge

I think this is the fifth version I've done of this view in Ocean City, NJ. The orange columns behind the bridge are the NEW bridge that's being built. I don't bemoan the loss of the old bridge really. I understand why they need to replace it. I will surely miss it though, one reason perhaps that I keep doing these paintings. ..aside from the fact that I have a really good vantage point for early morning light. The bridge is/has always been a part of my life. I remember eating at Hogates(in 1964), the long gone restaurant that used to be right there as you came onto the island. I almost wish I had kept all the previous paintings. Ocean City visitors and residents are eager to buy up images of the beloved old draw bridge, so yes I'm sure this one will sell as well come August. ...progress. 8x10

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lily Lake 1,2 & 3

all 5x7. all for the Noyes Museum Gift Shop. The Noyes is located on Lily Lake, it's a stunning location.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

What Happened to June??

Several things, two new part time jobs, three commissions that I couldn't post to the general public,a Bad Art Fair weekend in Long Beach Island. Other than that life is good, one of my new jobs required two weeks of training so that was what really ate up my time. I'm not returning to the floral business, I don't want to return to living with back pain!! Anyway Happy Fathers is my Dad's card...he loves snapping turtles!! 7x5. pen and ink over graphite.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Babcock Farm

Another Solomons Island painting. It was really cloudy when I first arrived and the next morning when I did this piece. I chose the trees for thier strong contrast agaisnt the grey sky. The sliver of silver on the horizon is the patuxent river. 9x12

Friday, May 21, 2010

Blue Hybred Iris

This flower showed up in with my bearded iris, he's not quite like a bearded variety, small rounded petals and a thicker lighter color, some kind of mix ...hmmm. 8x10


These bearded iris grow by my driveway right at the edge of the sunlight. Every year I get out of my car, see that dramatic sillouhette and I just have to paint it! 8x10

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

First Boat

The first piece after arriving in Solomons Thursday afternoon...the weather was cloudy and cool, but I was excited to return to the subject of sailboats on the water after a 35 year hiatus. 8x6

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thunder Sunset 14x11

Ist place winner at the Solomons Island, MD weekend paintning event. A great experience with some top rate artists. And a stunning place to work.
This picture was so exciting to paint. I set up for the the boat view and anticipated the way the sun was going to set ...had everything going, when Bam that thunderstorm came up from behind and gave me a spectacular view. I was so into the work at hand, someone had come up behind to watch and scared the living daylights out of me when I backed into them. I screamed like a woman. A great night, a terrific prize and the painting sold shortly thereafter. Wow.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Update: Solomons Island Paint Out

I'll be joining the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters to paint Solomon's Island in Maryland
There will be about thirty of us, the award ceremonies will be at Ann Marie Gardens on Sunday. There will also be a quick draw painting event Saturday 10am-12noon at the Calvert Marine Museum. It should be fun and I hope can produce some good work. Look for new paintings next week!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Under the Boardwalk

for the upcoming June invitational show at the Ocean City Art Center 9x12

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Ponie Rides

Incredible winds while I was painting this. 8x10
..Happy Mothers Day!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Geranium by the Pond I & II

Top one in the morning, bottom in the afternoon. An indicator that I often tend to do my best work in the morning. both 7x5. both SOLD.

Thursday, April 29, 2010