Pines With red blockSOLD original acrylic on paper, 11 x 22
This was the 3rd painting of the same group of pine trees. I wanted to get more graphic and so I stylized the background trees into a simple red block of color, squished the trees closer together, and simplified the color scheme. I was happy with the result and the painting sold at the reception.
Bendy Pines and Pondoriginal pastel on pastelboard, 16x20
This was my first take on these pines. Wondering how to make interesting the tall skinny trees, I chose to exaggerate the bend in the central tree. I also chose to use pastel in a slightly impressionistic and pointillist style. Sorry for the bad photo, but this happens when painting en plein air! The rush to finish and get it in the frame.
Pines and PondOriginal Acrylic on canvas 24 x 48
This is the second take on these pine trees. After the first I wanted to paint them on a tall canvas to capture the height. I was inspired by spring to push the pink color. Liking the drama, the background trees became raspberry red. I painted the pine boughs in pink and green to create a visual blur that imitated the way my eyes felt ehn looking up so high and into the light.
Saturated Aerographyoriginal acrylic on canvas, 8x10
This small painting depicts a fleeting moment in the morning when the sunrise turned everything orange. The heavy damp atmosphere became saturated with color, which affected how everything looked.
Dale Farm Pondoriginal acrylic on canvas, 8x10
This little waterhole was partially dried up and partially covered with floating scum. I was inspired by the early spring yellow-green color of willows on the far bank and the rich greens of the other new spring growth.
Spring Willows at Pondoriginal acrylic on canvas, 8x10
I felt inspired to capture a quick impression of the spring color of the willows on the far side of a small pond at Dale Farm. The color was electric and bold.
Flower CartSOLD original pastel on paper, 11x14
Date/Time: 2013:03:19 16:01:27
The site was at the butterfly farm just west of Melrose. The cart was empty and parked near the parking area, The flowers were still tucked in their warm greenhouses, but I decided to bring them all together in front of the barn. This painting sold at the reception.
anoldtreeinspringOld Tree In Spring
Date/Time: 2013:03:21 16:21:23
Old Tree In Spring