Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunlit Pines

This is actually the first painting I did on the day I set up my gear under the pines. I was instantly drawn to the way the light was beaming in from the left, leaving these deep long shadows across the grassy area. This was painted very quickly, keeping my brushes constantly moving across the canvas. The next painting I post will be the third painting from that afternoon session.

Sunlit Pines
                                                            6"x 8" Oil on Linen Panel

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

House On the Hill

I just returned from a fantastic week on Monhegan Island working as Stan Moeller's Assistant at his annual September painting workshop. We had great sunny weather for the most part. I normally paint a lot of seascapes while I am there, but this time I focused on the trees and houses. This first painting I am posting was executed on a very warm sunny day. I found sanctuary in a shady grove of pine trees. I set up my easel and decided to just paint what was straight ahead. I turned my easel to the side and painted another and repeated the process. I produced three paintings that day. It was like heaven being outdoors in the cool shade on such a beautiful hot fall day. I will post the other two paintings in the next few days.

                                                               "House On the Hill"
                                                          9" x 12" Oil on Linen Panel