Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"Follow Me"

I love this little area to go to and paint. It's really great in the later afternoon in high summer when everything is overgrown and the light is just perfect. It's the Heritage Trail in Bedford, NH - it runs along the Merrimack River on the west side.
This was a piece I created in a series based on Psalm 23... "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life". Thanks for visiting.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

"The Homestead"

First made a quick sketch.

The initial block in.

The final plein air stage.

The actual scene.

A short video.

Here is a series of photos I took on a recent plein air adventure and a little video of my experience too. I was right on the side of a fast roadway with lots of bugs, wind and spring 'helicopters' and bugs landing on my palette! It was trying! The sun kept going in and out too! But it was a good experience and the photos show the process as I went along. I was there about 2 1/2 hrs. - just another start for me to work on later. Enjoy!
Update: About a month later the tree was cut down! Glad I got a picture when I did!

"House on the Hill"

This is a video of a recent plein air adventure I went on in my local town of Merrimack, NH. I linked a couple short videos together to get it all in one. It's my first attempt at this so it's very casual.

The final piece is just what I consider a 'start'. From this I can work on it more in the studio trying to keep the freshness I acquired when first painting it and not 'repainting' the whole thing. I'll post the finished piece when I get around to it. Bye for now!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"Around Walden Pond"

This scene caught my eye as I was walking around Walden Pond in Concord, MA one day. Autumn was in full color and it was so beautiful that day. I really enjoyed using the strong colors in this piece!