Sunday, December 31, 2017

#109 - New Hampshire Pond

12" x 24" Oil on gessoed panel

My last painting from New Hampshire. Wish I could remember the name of this pond and where it was; I do remember it was really beautiful.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

#108 - After Bookclub

14" x 11" Oil in canvas

My wife had some ladies over the other night...

Sunday, November 5, 2017

#107 - Middlebury Falls from Edgewater Gallery

12 x 9 Oil on canvas panel

Visited Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury VT recently and this was the view from one of the windows, competing with the awesome art on the walls.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

#105 - Woodchuck Truck

14 x 11 Oil on canvas panel

We visited the Woodchuck Cidery in Middlebury, Vermont recently. Beautiful setting and delicious samples.

Monday, October 16, 2017

#104 - Meredith Pines

14" x 11" Oil on canvas panel

Another one from New Hampshire, this is from a beautiful drive near Lake Winnipesaukee.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

#103 - Bridge over Contoocook

8" x 10" Oil on canvas panel

We spent a week in New Hampshire recently and I found a nice flat rock in the Contoocook river to paint this bridge in Hennicker.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

#102 - Lonesome Highway

9" x 12" Oil on canvas

From a lonely stretch of highway someplace in Missouri as we drove home from dropping our son off at college.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

#101 - Springfield Wisconsin

11" x 14" 
Oil on canvas panel

We were driving home from a wedding in Wisconsin las weekend and came across this cool old building on the side of the road. I loved the way the sun was throwing shadows on it. Wish I knew what the building was built for?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

#100 - Neighborhood Wetlands

11" x 14" Oil on canvas panel
Plein Air

I walked across the street the other day and painted the wetlands in our neighborhood. It was challenging to capture all the different greens and textures. I am looking forward to painting the scene again as the greens begin to turn later in the autumn.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

#99 - Port in the Storm

6x6 oil on canvas panel

The rain and aaccompanying mosquitoes have kept me indoors drinking port. Hope to get outside and paint again soon.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

#98 - Morning Sun

Dappled Barn
8x10 oil

I passed this farm on the way home and was drawn to the dappled sun on the foreground and barn siding. Well, and the old truck.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

#97 - Barn Yard

9" x 12" Oil on canvas panel

I passed this place on the way home from work the other day and stopped to snap a picture, I like the angled shadows and the dappled sun in the foreground.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

#96 - Shed at the Crossroads

11 x 14 Oil on canvas panel
Plein Air

On Memorial Day weekend I headed out on a beautiful afternoon and set-up near this picturesque old shed. As I was cleaning up the owner stopped by and asked "What the heck are you doing?" He looked even more confused when I told him how much I liked his old shed and showed him my painting.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

#95 - Three Pines

9" x 12" Oil on canvas panel

This is a from the same trip as the Lake Grandby post earlier. My family and I were on a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park and came across this game pool, complete with bear tracks in the mud by the shore.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

#94 - Lake Grandby Pines

8" x 10" Oil on canvas panel

My family and I camped under those pines in our camping a few years ago when the boys were smaller and we could all fit in out little tent-camper. Those were good days!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

#93 - Sunrise Farm

24" x 12" Oil on gessobord

I pass this farm on my way to work and one sunny morning I stopped to take a picture.

Monday, March 6, 2017

#92 - Illinois Grassland

8" x 10" Oil on canvas panel
Plein Air

I finally got out to paint this past weekend, first time in a long time. It was a beautiful early spring day with an awesome blue sky.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

#91 - Road Trip from a Hotel Window

11" x 14" Oil on canvas panel

We were driving thru middle America last summer and I snapped this sunset from our hotel window.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

#90 - Two Silos

9" x 12" Oil on canvas

I was driving around looking for something to paint and came across this barn flanked by two silos. I liked the long shadows and late afternoon sunlight.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

#89 - Vintage Pickup

9" x 12" Oil on canvas panel

Up north last summer I came across this Ford pickup sitting in the sun. Never painted a whole vehicle as a single focal point before and it was more challenging than I expected.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

#88 - Thaw

11x14 Oil on gessobord

A warm spell in northern Illinois means some cool puddles.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

#87 - Backroads

11" x 14" Oil on gessobord

I was out driving late autumn in the backroads of northern Illinois and came across this scene. I liked the way the telephone poles and wires act like a gateway into the scene ahead, and I liked the warm colors of the harvested fields with the cool green grass bordering the cinder road.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

#86 - Backstage of the Woodstock Opera House

Oil on canvas panel
8" x 10"

Not too many people choose to paint the back of the historic Woodstock Opera House but we were walking downtown last summer and came upon the pickup truck in front of the half opened door and I snapped the picture.