Sunday, October 13, 2013

Plein Air at Robert Hughes' Farm

"Turning at Robert's House"
7"x9" Oil on canvas plein air

The oil painting class at the Sunbury Y Art Center was invited to paint out at our instructor's home just outside of Winfield, PA.  Robert Hughes was the perfect host, as usual.
Most of the class members had never painted outside before.

There is Robert, walking behind Scott's charcoal.
Robert was too busy to paint this time.

Judy's flowers, Ruta's road, and Peggy's wall:    all first-time plein air paintings!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Campus Theatre in Lewisburg PA

"The Campus Theatre"
11"x15" Oil on canvas

I painted this a few years ago.  It is of the local single screen movie house in downtown Lewisburg.
I had high quality giclee prints made of the image along with note cards.  They sell them at the theater.  It's a good deal for both of us.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fanny's Rugs at the Farmers' Market

"Fanny's Rugs at the Farmer's Market"
5"x7" watercolor in plein air

Plein Air Westfield: Final Day
The last morning we went to the Farmer's Market at the square in the center of Westfield.  There was some really fresh produce, home made baked goods, noodles, jams and pickles and assorted jewelry and woolen goods.  I got a tiny ceramic vase from one of the sellers.
Later we put our work from the previous days in frames for the "wet" sale at the Station Art Gallery.
The sale was only 2 hours and people were buying like crazy.
 Afterwards we had a barbeque at our hosts' farm.   A lovely time was had by all.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

"Waiting Patiently"

"Waiting Patiently"
8"x10" watercolor en plein air

Plein Air Westfield (continued)
We went to a Blueberry Farm on route 20 just north of Westfield.  This horse and buggy were patiently waiting for the owners to finish picking.
I scooted through deep grass under a pine tree to paint this. (I didn't want to startle the horse.) While under the tree, I dumped my water container into my painting bag, wetting absolutely everything in it.  Some how I managed to toss all my stuff out from under the tree onto the mowed area behind me and eventually dry things out.
I was done painting for that day.  So I picked blueberries!

Monday, August 12, 2013

"Afternoon at the Johnson Estate"
"9"x12" watercolor en plein air

Plein Air Westfield
We had a delicious lunch at Brazil's in Westfield, NY before heading out to the Johnson Estate Winery for some painting in the vineyard.   (of course there was some tasting before painting.)  That is Lake Erie in the background.
Later that day we were treated to wine and cheese at The Art Loft in Chautauqua, NY.  Thank you, Bonnie Beyer!  It is a wonderful gallery in a former lumber barn near the Chautauqua Institute.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Morning at Barcelona Harbor

"Morning at Barcelona Harbor"
9"x12" watercolor en plein air

Friday morning we went to Barcelona Harbor on Lake Erie.
This is from Plein Air Westfield, hosted by Katherine Galbraith of the Station Art Gallery
in Westfield, NY.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mid Day at the Farm

"Mid Day at the Farm"
9"x12" watercolor en plein air

This is the second watercolor I did at Plein Air Westfield.  Keep Tryst Farm was one of the
beautiful venues arranged by our hostess Katherine Galbraith, owner of The Station Art Gallery in
Westfield, NY.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Morning at the Daylily Farm

"Morning at the Daylily Farm"
8"x10" watercolor, en plein air

Painted this last week on the first morning of Plein Air Westfield.
The event was hosted by Katherine Brown Galbraith and The Station Art Gallery in Westfield, NY.
You can view the event on Facebook page: The Station Art Gallery.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Gettysburg Morning

"Gettysburg Morn"
5"x7" Original oil painting on canvas board

A little oil from last summer's pictures at Gettysburg National Park.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sunflowers in Northumberland County, PA

"Sunflowers in Northumberland County"
5"x7" Original oil painting on canvas panel

Thinking of Summer.
This field is planted with sunflowers every year.  It is along the road I travel to painting class.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Peering into Devil's Den

"Peering Into Devil's Den"
5"x7" Original watercolor on 140#Arches Cold Pressed paper

Another view of Devil's Den at Gettysburg National Park.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stroll Atop Devil's Den

"Stroll Atop Devil's Den"
5"x7" Original watercolor on 140#Arches Cold Pressed paper

I've been reminiscing about last summer and my time in the Gettysburg Artist Colony.  Here is a new watercolor from a photo I took then.  I'm looking forward to doing some more plein air painting in Gettysburg again soon.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Community Zone Lewisburg, PA

"Band Concert in Hufnagle Park"
12"x12" Original oil painting on cradled wood panel

Finally, I finished this today!  I had been going back and forth with it for weeks.
A number of area artists were asked to paint a panels for the new 'Community Zone'; a nonprofit organization that recently set up space next to the Campus Theatre on Market Street in Lewisburg, PA.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Backyard Feeder

"Backyard Feeder"
9"x12" Original watercolor on Canson cold press 140# block

Had to get back outside today and do a little more painting. This may not be perfect but it was great to be outside and painting.

Spring is coming! Lewisburg PA

"Rooftops of Lewisburg"
5"x7" original watercolor on Fabriano acquarello 140# cold pressed block

Yesterday it was finally sunny but I could not get outside to paint until today.   I saw snowdrops blooming, but no time to paint. :(
This little painting is from the top of our fire escape.  :)
Heading back out now!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tiny Oil Paintings

"Montana Reds"
2"x4" Original oil painting on canvas

"Baa ?"
2"x2" Original oil painting on canvas

I painted these two tiny, tiny oils on those little pre-stretched canvases.  I did them for the Daily Painters' of Pennsylvania  monthly challenge blog. The sheep is on Owens Farm outside of Sunbury,PA.     The barns are outside of Bozeman, MT.   (Both Sold)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Hufnagle Park Concert

                                         "Concert at Hufnagle Park"
                                          Original Watercolor 4"x6" on Canson watercolor post card.

I painted this from a photo.  There are concerts at the gazebo Wednesday evenings in the summer.
This is the High School marching band.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tiny Sunflower

"Tiny Sunflower"

                                              Watercolor on Arches paper 1"x1.75"
I worked on this today for the Daily Painters of Pennsylvania DPP Monthly Challenge Blog.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Back in Touch

                                                    Watercolor on Arches 140# paper

Hi!  I'm back.  I have been very busy for the past few months.  First, I was in a 2-person show with Marjorie Priceman,  I started teaching, and then the holidays came.  The show was at Packwood House Museum's Kelly Gallery.  We both sold well and there was a nice piece in the Daily Item newspaper.  

I am teaching an adult watercolor class now at the Sunbury YMCA Art Center.  I started this little painting as a demonstration and finished it up today. Hope you like it.    J.