Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Maine Series 2

8x8" Oil on Stretched Canvas
The long weekend provided much needed rest and time in the studio.  I worked a bit on a tutorial, and then decided to paint this little gem.  I'll be spending time in the Harpswell, ME area in the next few days for a wedding and have made several trips this spring.  Beautiful bay views and amazing light.  Anyway,  I so enjoyed my time painting this one!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ohio Roots

16x20 Oil on Panel
We travelled back to Ohio last week to honor the passing of my brother-in-law.  Once again, I found that when I move through Cleveland and on across the flat farm landscapes I can feel 'home'. It's where you come from, where your early connections, memories and morals are formed.  This is one I started while there and finished in the studio with palette knife, playing with texture and brush strokes.  Still learning every day.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Maine Morning

9x12 Oil on Linen Panel

I caught the sunlight on a historic farmhouse during a drive near Harpswell, Maine last week.  I've been experimenting a bit with surfaces, blues, and brushes which has been stretching and fun.  Looking forward to a productive painting summer!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sunset at the Glades

9 x 12 Oil on Linen Panel
We had great fun earlier this winter on an airboat tour through the Everglades with 'Captain Gerald' who owns a home 6 miles in on a small island.  The scenery is amazing - remote and quiet.  We got to catch the sunset before loading back onto the boats for the trip through the twilight back to the docks.