Monday, February 20, 2012

Meg's Stream

When I first arrived at this spot by the stream at the entrance to Meg's house, the sun was reflecting brightly off the surface of the water behind the tree. I imagined a dark study with blinding white reflections, but it's the nature of nature to change as the sun moves across the sky. So the composition emerged as a pattern of crisscrossing limbs and shadows. An upcoming endeavor, hopefully soon, is to be painting on larger canvases so the eye can be immersed more fully in the experience.

Oil on stretched canvas, 20" x 16"

$360 framed, plus $20 shipping

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Autumn Pond

This is another painting from last November, one of the last mild days of the year. Meg and Barbara were farther down the way, painting a much wider view — see Meg's painting here — and my eye caught on a tangle of vegetation highlighted by the warm sun, the water's surface beyond. Just finished touching up the painting today. Oil on stretched canvas, 16" x 20"

$360 framed, plus $20 shipping

Monday, February 13, 2012

Crozet View

This is my first post in some weeks, as I've been taking advantage of the cold weather to research a book project. It takes a bit of finesse juggling writing and painting at the same time, but that's my immediate project. This painting was actually done last November in a field across the way from Meg's house (alongside Meg and Eileen); touch-ups were completed today. A few other nearly complete paintings are waiting in the wings, and I can't wait to post more soon! Oil on stretched canvas, 11" x 14".

$240 framed, $20 shipping