Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Caribbean Market Women and Lion's Paw

"Strength", Pastel on Sanded Paper, 18 x 24

A selection of my Caribbean Market Women paintings is currently on view at The Lions Paw in Fairfield, CT.  There is a fundraiser for Kids in Crisis ( tonight from 6 to 10 p.m.  The event will feature live music and wine tasting and is sponsored by Lions Paw and Venu Magazine.  Stop by for a glass of wine if you are in the area!  Lion's Paw is conveniently located next to the Fairfield train station on Donnelly Walk (63 Unquowa Rd.).

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Paintings and Show

"Sunset Sail", 9 x 12, oil on linen

Another long absence.  I have been busy painting everyday since returning from the Caribbean a couple of weeks ago.  I will be featuring all my new work at Mimosa Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY from June 4th to the 29th.  There will be an opening on Friday, June 7th from 5 - 8 p.m. so if you are in the area please drop in!  I will post more details this week.  

Friday, May 10, 2013

Pastel Plein Air: Oak and Cherry

"Oak and Cherry", Pastel on sanded board, 9 x 12

This is my first plein air outing with my pastels in a long time!  I didn't get a chance to do any pastels in the Caribbean (pastels are not allowed on the boat!).  It was a beautiful morning in Saratoga Springs and this Oak tree was the first thing that caught my eye.  The park is filled with blooming cherry trees so it is literally a field of pink and green everywhere you look.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Back in the USA

Study for Spring in Saratoga, 6 x 8, oil on panel

The Caribbean season is finally over and I am back in the US!  I am enjoying the beautiful weather here in Saratoga Springs NY and have been visiting my favorite spots in the area.  This is an area of the Saratoga Spa State Park that has geysers and beautiful meandering brooks.  The last couple of days have been great for painting outside.  This study is an example of my new approach to developing a painting.  I now spend more time on numerous pencil sketches, trying out different compositions, and then execute a quick color study to capture the basic scene in terms of color relationships.  I will use the sketches and color study to paint the larger version in the studio over the next few days.  I will try not to use any photography references but I am keeping my options open . . .