Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Great Plein Air Workshop

Hi Everyone,
If any of you out there are looking for a great plein air workshop to attend I cannot recommend enough the Stan Moeller workshop on Monhegan Island. It is a wonderful place to paint where you can set up your easel just about anywhere and there is a beautiful scene to paint. Artists have been going there for a hundred years and anyone who goes ends up going back. It's a different world where you can forget about what time it is or even what day it is and just concentrate on painting. It does not matter if you have no experience painting outside or if you are an advanced painter. It is for everyone and each person will go home having learned a great deal about art and make new friends in the process. Stan has a few openings left in June and September. The Monhegan House fills up fast so if you are thinking about it, don't hesitate. It's a great place to stay and almost everyone will be there. Here is the  workshop link:

Here is the Monhegan House link:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Clearing Ahead in Cathedral Woods

These days, I find myself feeling quite restless. I just don't have the patience to work on a painting for longer than 4 or 5 hours. After that length of time, the painting becomes boring as if my very mood was being projected onto the canvas. A painting can become technically perfect but absolutely dull and lifeless. I decided to start and complete a larger work in one session. This is the result of my painting like crazy without stopping for a break. I am happy with the results. It does have energy which was my goal.

 18" x 24" Oil on Linen Panel

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Adirondack Chair

I painted this on a cold, dreary day this past February. I needed to paint something warm and happy. This painting brings me back to Monhegan Island in the summertime. This chair next to the library was just waiting for me to come and sit. Ahhhh, to dream........
                                                                Adirondack Chair
                                                          6"x 6" Oil on Gessobord