Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chautauqua Afternoon

Chautauqua Afternoon, Oil on Canvas Panel, 8x10

The Miller Bell Tower from the north at Chautauqua Institution on Chautauqua Lake, NY.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Orchard Road

Orchard Road, Oil on Canvas Panel, 8x10

Carter's Mountain Orchard, Charlottesville, Virginia

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rainy Day in Stockholm

Rainy Day in Stockholm, Oil on Panel, 16x12

It's been ten years since we spent a rainy week in Stockholm. We came home with a bunch of gray photos, but as I we walked down this street in Gamla Stan I told my wife that the rain on these narrow streets could make for a good painting. I finally got around to it.

I got a little thicker with the paint than usual on this one - something I've been trying to work on lately. I don't know why it's so hard to get used to.

(Note: some camera distortion makes the yellow building lean more than it does in the actual painting.)

Across the James

Across the James, Oil on Panel, 5x7

The James River, near the Blue Ridge Parkway. I'm afraid the grain of the canvas is a little distracting on these scans. I suppose I should just photograph these small sizes. It's a bit less convenient, but at least we're not dealing with film development anymore.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lahaina Sunset

Lahaina Sunset, Oil on Board, 11x14

Lahaina, Maui. A challenging piece for me, but I'm happy with it.

Looking Toward Molokai

Looking Toward Molokai, oil on panel, 8x10

From Maui