Monday, April 30, 2012

Clifton Forge Workshop

I went to a Plein-Air Painters Workshop this weekend at Clifton Forge School of the Arts, Charlie Hunter was giving it. There were ten of us and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. He taught us to paint with a very limited palette and below are his painting he did this weekend.

The setting was the town of Clifton Forge and we walked all around and set up our easels  . . . the first day I didn't really "get it" with the limited palette and I didn't have the correct surfaces to paint on.
Here is one of my paintings from this weekend . . .

Here is my dear friend Elizabeth Sauder who put Barbara and I up for the weekend! Thank you Elizabeth! . . .

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Italy painting

This is a VERY belated gift to a distant cousin in Italy . . . being hand-delivered by my step-brother to his daughter who is over in Bologna, Italy for the semester . . . having a grand time! Just thought I would share . . . 8" x 8" oil on board.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Miller School Barn

I know this is not the best photo but I will try to replace it when I can . . . this was from last weekend on Sunday at Miller School when it started out hazy and cool but turned 89 degrees and sunny. So I didn't change the sky and back mountains because as a plein-air painter you paint what you have. Really enjoyed the opening tonight, thanks to Sharon, Annie and the chef's . . . and everyone who came out!
16" x 20" oil on canvas, framed $300.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Miller School Pond IV

One of two paintings I did last weekend at Miller School's Paint-Out, will post the other one tomorrow. Check it out:

Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring Laundry II

I am showing this with the frame as well since it is a bit different from my other ones. A small study that is 6" x 6" oil on board, mounted and framed, $95 SOLD

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring Laundry 1

Here is a simple little painting of my laundry this Spring! I plan on doing several little ones and then some larger ones as well. 8" x 8" framed, oil on MDF board, $125

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Study of the Pond

Here is a study for a larger version of the pond across the way from my house,  6" x 10" oil on MDF board, framed $125

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mural Painting

Restoring the mural under the Buckingham Branch Railroad with volunteers, many where high school students on their spring break.
 The Monacan Indian's being repainted with Bob Kirchman, who was the original artist 19 years ago.
 Laney Riley did the Monacan Indians