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

Iris


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.