Sunday, September 3, 2017

Morning Meditation



6"x6"
Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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This on is an abstract plein air painting trying to capture the emotions of the moment. Stay tuned tomorrow for a more representational version of the scene.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sunlight Trio

6"x6"
Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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Here's a more representational painting form the lake. This one is of three sunlit hay bales across from us.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Late Light

5"x7"
Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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I finally made it back to the lake this summer. I took the opportunity to paint both impressionistic and abstract expressionistic styles. Here's one that is somewhere in-between. it was painted in the late evening as the sun quickly set.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sea and Sky II

8"x10"
Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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Another plein air painting from Florida. This one was made near sunset.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sea and Sky

6"x6"
Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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Here is a new plein air painting from Florida's Gulf Coast. This one focuses on the color relationships between the sky and the shore. I was intrigued how some of the shadow colors on the shore matched the deeper shades in the clouds. I'm glad I got up early to capture this painting. By the time I finished, a storm front was blowing in.

Plein Air Painter’s Tip: 
Some of you pros may already know this, but today I discovered a handy painting hack. If you're using a french easel, you can position your canvas in such a way so you can use the top of the easel lid to act as a guide for your horizon line. See how the horizon line runs right across the top of the easel lid in the action shot below.




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Espressivo


28" x 22"
Oil on Canvas with Palette Knife
Commissioned

Time is long overdue to share some commissions I've been working on. 

This one was commissioned as an anniversary gift to the director of the Franklin High School Band, David Aydelott. It was based on a brilliant photo by Tom White capturing band members in one of their dramatic movements. The task was to blend the pose with the abstract music colors I have done recently. The result is a striking piece illustrating the band's striving for excellence. 

The painting is entitled "Expressivo," which means to perform expressively with emotion.

It was unveiled a few weeks ago at the ban's end-of-the-year banquet. I can think of no better way to express gratitude for Mr. A's artistry to inspire and shape character and talent than a gift of art itself. 

Today, the Franklin Band begins practice for this fall's performances. Go Franklin!




Saturday, April 29, 2017

Horsing Around: Spring Graze


6"x6"
Oil on Panel
with Palette Knife
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Another plein air study from the farm 
while my daughter practices her rising lessons.

Make plans to come and see my latest work
at the Franklin Art Scene, 
at Shuffs Music  on Friday, May 5
6 to 9 pm.