Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summer Plein Air

I've been getting out for more plein air studies than usual this summer. I really consider myself a studio painter, but I do find plein air pushes me in my work in exciting ways. I'm still working in the studio, or course--never fear--I just don't have anything I want to share just yet. But it's coming, stay tuned.

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Artist's Magazine

Delighted to share that "The Meeting" was selected as a finalist in the Still Life Category of The Artist's Magazine Annual Competition. Over 5900 entries this year! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Vacation with paint, or, I'm sure I'm doing it wrong.

I just spent a week in Maine, ostensibly on vacation, but as I brought half the studio with me, it was less a vacation in that sense and more me telling myself, "Look! I'm outside, it's a vacation for the studio painter while you practice plein air!" Myself was not convinced. But, of course, I love painting enough I did it anyway. Mostly, I did a bunch of little studies I will be painting over, but I did do two more ambitious pieces, a focus on a single tree (which I always find difficult) and a rocky river bed with falling water (which I've always been too scared to try--I knew it'd be hard. I wasn't wrong.) And it was cicada molting season, so I painted one of them too. So here they are, my paintings, or my work-cation in a nutshell: