Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Amongst the Hills......

3/20/2010 Oil 9 x 12"

This is yet another scenic view from an area near by my house known as the "hogbacks". The property has unusually steep hills (for Michigan) thoughout with a winding river that meanders at it's heart. I've painted this stream so many times, but for some reason it is a difficult subject for me to capture from life. But for some reason I liked this particular composition and thought that I would share it......until next time.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ok, now I 'm really ready....

3/17/2010 Oil 9 x 12"

Ok, yeah, now I'm ready for spring......except for all of the rain.....and the bugs. This painting demonstrates my first attempt at a plein air painting this season. Overall, I was pleased with the results, namely the pale, warm palette of the piece. I think I also captured the stream, for once. I don't know how many various paintings of this stream I have thrown away because they were just a little too funky. I guess this one's a little funky, but it aint no Cole Medina. Later All.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Ready for Spring, But......

Falling Twilight II Oil 2010 12 x 16"

Well, I did say that I was ready for spring, which I am. Although, this painting is obviously of snow and the frigid winter months. I guess I really loved this scene and wanted to create it as a second companion painting for the piece I posted on January 30, 2010. This one was painted in my studio as well. Overall, I felt the painting was successful and would be a good complement to Falling Twilight I for my upcoming exhibit at Buckham Gallery this June/July. Thanks for looking.