Friday, July 26, 2013

Erie Canal

This is a view from our recent boat trip on the Erie Canal outside Rochester, NY.  I enjoyed painting this beautiful summer's day scene.

Walk in the Woods

This is the latest revision of an earlier painting. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sunset on Lake Otsego

I painted this plein air from the grounds of the Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY just as the sun was setting on a very hot July day.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Young Beauty

This 16 year old kindly modeled for our Wednesday morning  portrait painting session.  I am becoming more comfortable with painting live models and enjoying the challenges of portrait painting.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Update on Still life of fruit and geranium plant

This is an updated post.  Not satisfied with the original painting, I followed the good advice of a friend and added brighter colors to the plant and fruits.  I think it is much improved.  Many of my paintings undergo major redevelopment over time.  What do you think?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Enchanted Light

This weekend, I presented this painting to the outstanding photographer, Robert Pyle, who had kindly let me use his photo of this French Abbey Altar Room for inspiration. This was a wonderful collaborative experience.