Tuesday, October 31, 2017

View in Aix

A 12x9 oil on multimedia board that I did while in Aix a few weeks ago.  This view was accessible from a side area off the Pavillon de Vendome garden.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Return to the Pond

Having seen this view yesterday to the left of where I was painting, I went back to the pond today to see what I could do with it.  The painting evokes what I was looking at, the late October sun coming through the trees which have lost many leaves and the pond reflecting the sky in the middle ground.  This is a 9x12 oil on linen sheet.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Pond Painting

Trying to get back into the painting routine again, I went to the pond just over the border in New York state where I've painted earlier this year and at this time last year.  The pond scum is now gone leading to nice sky reflections and more painting opportunities.  Even when painting something that moves all the time, like water (and light and shadow), I used the tree trunk and the diagonal pond edges to provide structure.   This painting is an 11x14 oil on multimedia board.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fantastical Landscapes

These two paintings, I am happy to announce, will be included in the exhibition "Fantastical Landscapes and Imaginary Places" at The Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT. from November 9 to December 23.  They depict different aspects of the wooden path that winds its way around and through the darker and heavily rooted side of Jordon Pond at Acadia National Park in Maine.  Both paintings are 18x24, oil on canvas.