Thursday, July 30, 2009

Backlit Intensity

Time was of the essence with this 6"x8". Atop a hill looking across a valley the light changed quickly. Of special interest was the way the trees glowed with intense color as the sun was setting. Backlit situations often produce this effect and it was a real treat to observe it in such brilliant intensity.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wet July Evening

I had to break out the umbrella for this one. Time and fading light were also factors. Thankfully, everything went pretty smoothly and I was able to finish this picture before it was just too dark to see. Standing in that bean field the colors produced during a wet evening were just enchanting!


Monday, July 20, 2009

Gallery in Saratoga NY

Hey all,
We hung 13 paintings this weekend in Saratoga NY. They are at the Frankie Flores Gallery on Broadway. We've been very busy with travel and working on this gallery representation.
Saratoga is a wonderful city an hour and forty-five minutes from us. The traditions of art, jazz, and music in general are very strong there. It's my kinda place!
I've included a pic of some of the paintings that were hung and one 5x7, "Quiet Sunset" that I just finished and took up there on Sunday with two other paintings.

till next time,


Monday, July 13, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I'm glad to be home!

Nevertheless, we had a great trip. We visited old friends and family and lots of great midwest scenery. There were many miles between upstate NY and where we went but it was fantastic. Lake Erie was beautiful as we stopped for just a quick look on the way south. Wish I'd time to do a quick sketch or two there.

As for a quick sketch I found time for two scenes. Both of which I grew up in! Growing up I was moved around a lot so certain places hold special memories for me. If you've had that experience I'm sure you know what I mean.

The house on the left is in Indiana and was built by my dad. Lots of great memories of family and wandering the woods ponds and creeks with my dog etc.

The mobile home on the right is where my mom and I lived after moving to Cincinnati. It's a bit surprising it's still there after all these years.

Both special to me in their own way and I'm grateful for the opportunity to paint them