Tuesday, April 28, 2015

21. Breaking Day

12x12  oil on canvas board

This is another piece that I painted during the Chestertown Plein-Aire Festival. I actually got up and out very early one morning and drove to the Eastern Neck Natural Wildlife Refuge, which was about 45 minutes away. I wanted to get there as the sun rose - but I was a little late. I was set up by 7 am, and the sky still had this amazing peachy pink glow, underneath a bank of silvery clouds. It was worth the effort to be in such a beautiful place - but it was cold, 38 degrees, and there was as steady cold wind off of the water.....

Monday, April 27, 2015

30. Song of Spring

11x14, oil on panel

I painted this during the plein-aire festival Paint the Town in Chestertown MD last week. This was my favorite painting that I did during the week - but not the one that I sold! I titled it "Song of Spring" because I was seranaded by bull frogs as I painted - pretty cool!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

29. Day is Done

8x8,  oil on canvas board

As I painted this - I was reminded of the words that accompany "Taps"...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

28. Quiet Morning

9x12   oil on board

It feels like I have not had enough time to paint lately...so it was wonderful to get back into my studio yesterday and paint this!  It is loosely based on a photo reference taken early in the morning at Riverbend Park in Virginia.