Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

                                                                 "Lopardo Stadium"
                                                               3.5"x5" Oil on board
One more tiny painting from Susquehanna University  I am happy with how the clouds came out.  It was a beautiful day on campus.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

                                                               "Degenstein Center"
                                                              3.5"x5" Oil on board
Yet another view of the campus buildings at Susquehanna U.  This building has a wonderful art gallery inside that hosts their annual Juried Figurative Show.  I have yet to get in, but I keep trying.
(Maybe this fall -Third time is a charm. / fingers crossed.)  

Monday, May 28, 2012

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

                                                                       "Steele Hall"
                                                                5"x3.5" Oil on panel
Another little oil from Susquehanna University campus.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

                                                                "Blough-Weis Library"
                                                                 5"x3.5" Oil on board
Just a little oil painting from the campus of Susquehanna University.  I'll be posting some others soon.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Johnstown PA workshop

                                                              "Cambria City Churches"
                                                                  10"x8" Oil on board
I attended a Ron Donoughe plein air workshop in April, at Artworks in Johnstown, PA.  This little panel was what I started in the workshop.  It is  finally finished.  The workshop was very informative and I really liked his "parent color" method for getting started with the painting.
This is how I already work in watercolors.  Begin with 3 or four 'starter' color mixes.  These get tweaked to create the multitude of other shades, tints, values for the painting.
Thank you Ron for the epiphany!

He will be teaching another plein air workshop this August in Wellsboro, PA at the Red Barn Arts Center.   Ron is an excellent teacher.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lewisburg PA

                                                          "Early Snow on Market Street"
                                                        10"x8" Oil on canvas  --   SOLD
  Last October we didn't have as much snow as New Jersey.  We did get a pretty coating of the white stuff.   I painted this is from a photo I took then.  I admit it was not easy painting snow covered leafy trees.

Monday, May 7, 2012

West Yellowstone

                                                            "West Yellowstone Sunset"
                                                         7"x5" Watercolor on 140#Arches
This scene is from the cabin we stayed in last July 4, 2011.  There was a thunderstorm rolling in from the west and fireworks in the east. The light was very bright and very dark at the same time.