Two 8x10 pastels: Ogunquit beach and Perkins Cove lobster boats.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I didn't think I would finish this painting today (I may still touch it up): a 12x24 oil on panel. Now I can move on to a few pastels. I also started one yesterday. After I completed the two earlier paintings of Spring Street, it was suggested that I move to the other side of the street. I hope this suffices.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
This morning I had a couple hours so went to a favorite tree (like a dog), which I had scouted out earlier, and worked as fast as I could. The above is the result, a 9x12 oil on panel. I have a new device which I can use with my guerrilla box, which allows me to work vertically, and outside of the box lid. Much better.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
This is a large painting for me, 18x24, oil on canvas, of the main street in Williamstown, looking south. It's early in the morning, so there are no people, just a few cars.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The weather improved this afternoon, so I went back to Mount Hope Park, to the same spot on the Green River, except that I looked in the opposite direction back toward the old bridge. There a lot of large unusually shaped rocks below the bridge forming a waterfall. It's a cooling off spot in the summer, but no one was there today. This one is a 9x12 oil on panel.
Monday, October 6, 2014
A small 8x10 oil on panel of the Green River at Mount Hope Park done this afternoon. I had not noticed the remnants of an old bridge before (see the concrete on the left). This weekend I took a course with the splendid plein air painter Walter Pasko. I'm focusing on working wet into wet, with values keyed from the highest value, and keeping areas simple while adding subtle variation at the end. That's enough, don't you think. With an 8x10 panel, the end comes quite quickly.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
What's interesting about this Jordon Pond view is the pie wedge boulder, which repeats in reverse the notch between the 'Bubbles'. Okay, maybe it's not that interesting. But I like it anyway. There's another wedge at the upper left of hill and trees, and then each mountain is a wedge. Everything is always something else, or resembles something else. That's what's interesting.
Friday, October 3, 2014
The weather has been so great that I had to go outside and paint. I set up on Sloan Road today for this 9x12 oil on panel painting. With the rain coming tomorrow, today may have been the last great day for the fall foliage. I hope not since Sunday and Monday are supposed to be nice.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Another in the series of small paintings of Jordan Pond at Acadia National Park. 8x10 oil on panel. I'm trying to work quickly in the moments that I do paint with these, though there are long pauses in between those quick sessions.
Monday, September 29, 2014
An 8x10 oil on panel of the planked path on the west side of Jordan Pond. I tried to work with the positive and negative spaces of verticals in this one, and to keep it simple, the benefit of working small.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
This is an 8x10 oil on Yupo that I did on site today. Alas, I didn't select a swashbuckling landscape for my first effort on Yupo. Yupo is a synthetic paper that takes oil or watercolor quite well and easily. I will do something a bit bolder for my next try. I got my tip on Yupo from the great painter Randall Tipton, who uses Yupo like a master.