Friday, May 29, 2015

"Lingering Warmth" © #HansenDam #wambsgans

In a couple of weeks I am flying to Vermont and driving up to the Adriondacks with my gear to paint the classic scenes of the Hudson River group, from long ago.   In this painting I was thinking about those tonal paintings of water and hardwood trees but truly I don't know what to expect as I have never been to the Adriondack National Park.  Along with painting everyday,  I made more linen covered gator board panels, ordered bug repellant clothing and have started making little piles to be packed.  I really can't wait to jump on the plane!

Oil on canvas, 16" X 20"

Thursday, May 21, 2015

"Along the Pacific Coast" ©

Over the last few weeks I painted twice in the area of Carmel, California.  Part of that time was during the Carmel Art Festival, which hosts a plein air competition for four days.  60 artists have two days to paint and two days for the judging, auction and final show.  It's not an event for sissy's.  While painting, I plowed though rain, fog, wind and a dog using my back pack for a fire hydrant.  One time while painting my water bottle started whistling in the wind and I knew it was more then just a little windy.  It's such a beautiful area, the light shifting, clouds drifting that you really don't care about the adverse conditions.  Every moment is a surprise, as the ocean changes from dull gray to brilliant turquoise.  

Oil on Canvas, 18" X 24"

Friday, May 01, 2015

"Desert Beauty" ©

At the recent Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival I had the opportunity to demonstrate oil painting during the art show.  This little painting was the result and easy to paint while talking to all the people.  

This weekend I will be showing 30 paintings at the  53rd Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair.  It is a fun weekend full of good art, music and food trucks.  If you are in the area come on by and say HI!

Sierra Madre Art Fair
Memorial Park
222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

*my booth is #31 near the Cannon

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