Saturday, January 30, 2010

Falling Twilight......

16 x 20" Oil 2009

This painting was made last year. It kind of reminds me of landscape around me now...snow. Aside from the snow, the moonlight, when it's clear out, has an amazing effect on the early evening landscape. I took the reference photo of this painting when I was outside painting one evening late last winter. I was all into my plein air painting, I finished, cleaned my brushes, packed my stuff, and turned around a saw this beautiful image directly behind me. Too bad, because that particular plein air piece wasn't that great, where this scene would have been nice to paint from life. Nevertheless, I captured the image and made this painting from it. I really tried to control the values and saturation of this image, making it calm and meditative. I think I want to revisit this type of subject, but maybe with a bit more color this time around.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Recent Exhibition @ Fandangles' Restaurant

Just had an opening reception earlier today. I was fortunate to be involved in a two person show at Fandangles' Restaurant of Flushing, Michigan. The walls of this fine establishment have featured artists works every month for more than the past decade. The current landscape exhibit features my oil paintings and the masterful collage works of Robert J. Huebel. Overall, the exhibit had a nice lively turn out with a mixture of art and cuisine. I was even fortunate enough to find a few new homes for a few of my paintings. The exhibit runs through January 30. Thanks again to Fandangles' ( for hosting the event.