Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Pink House

Happy Thanksgiving.  Yesterday I took advantage of Black Friday sales to stock up on canvas supplies, picture frames and also purchased a Monet French easel for plein-aire painting.  I'm hoping to use the new easel outside at some point when the weather cooperates.

This week's painting is the latest in a series of works I have based on my trip to Palm Springs, California in September 2011.  It depicts more of the colorful and unusual architecture that can only be found in Palm Springs.

"The Pink House."  Oil on stretched canvas, 18 x 24 inches.  Completed October 2012.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Off to Asheville

I am spending a long weekend in Asheville, NC to tour Biltmore at Christmas and enjoy some clear, cold mountain air.  The Biltmore Estate has inspired several of my works over the years, and I'm hoping to find new inspiration on this trip.

"Biltmore in Winter."  Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches.  Completed October 2009.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Palm Canyon Storefronts

This past week I was offered a solo exhibition opportunity next year at the Richard B. Harrison Library in Raleigh, NC.  The exhibit will run for three months from October to December, 2013.  I am planning to create a new series of work for this exhibition based on local architectural imagery.

This week's featured painting was created last month as another in my Palm Springs series.  The scene depicts a short row of storefronts on Palm Canyon Drive in Downtown Palm Springs.  I loved the tall palms along the avenue and wanted to emphasize their height in this piece.

"Palm Canyon Storefronts."  Oil on stretched canvas, 40 x 25 inches.  Completed October 2012.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Yosemite Study #4

This is my fourth study based on my trip to Yosemite National Park two years ago.  This canvas features the park's Vernal Fall, which I hiked to on the Mist Trail.  This piece is another that was created "upside-down."

"Yosemite Study #4 (Vernal Fall)."  Oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches.  Completed October 2012.