Friday, December 16, 2011

Little Tennessee River, oil, 11 x 14
I started this painting on location during a plein air weekend in North Carolina a couple of months ago and just finished it up in the studio.  Now to get going on Christmas shopping, cookie baking and gift wrapping...yikes, only one more week left!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Barn on the Hill, oil, 11 x 14
This was started on location and finished in the studio.  I played around some with the palette knife, which I don't typically do, but I wanted to try something different and experiment with creating texture.

Friday, December 9, 2011

November Afternoon, oil, 6 x 8
This is another plein air painting from a couple of weeks ago that I touched up in the studio today.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Late Autumn Marsh, oil, 8 x 10
This morning in my studio I touched up one of my plein air paintings I did in Minnesota a couple of weeks ago.  Brightened the blue in the water and fine-tuned the trees and a few other areas.  This is the completed version.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Off in the Distance, pastel, 9 x 12
Early Morning Reflections, pastel, 20 x 30
I'm very excited to announce that I had these two paintings accepted into the IAPS 2011 Web Show.  The show will be posted within a couple of weeks at

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Unfrozen Creek, pastel, 11 x 14
 In my weekly classes at my studio, we just completed the last week of our winter landscape series.  Working from a reference photo that had very little definition in the snow, and a large mass of spindly stick trees, this was the most challenging week of our series.  This is my demo from Wednesday's class.