Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Ice and Snow

I admit to being a fair weather painter. Give me warm sun and I am happy. Winter color is more silvery to my eye and perhaps more true to natures outdoor light in general.
We've had some snow here and the collection of shapes behind some buildings really caught my eye.
Thanks for looking in!

Thursday, October 4, 2012


We've returned from a painting workshop in Maine enjoying both sun and a little rain. The class of around 15 worked daily on the fundamentals of seeing. These were/are difficult exercises, but the ideas are important and continuing them will be useful.
 Large lobsters were consumed most evenings, but we left a couple for others. The art galleries in the area, which are numerous, also kept us busy. Fine to see such talent.
Fall has arrived here, this 9"X12" oil on board was painted along the Yellow Breeches Creek.  Thanks for looking in. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Challenging Light

Seeing and painting the behavior of light and its effects upon local color is a great challenge. 
I painted this some time ago near our home in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Walk in Town"

I've painted outside often lately, every day in fact. Tree leaves are moving toward warmer colors and that is a favorite time of year to be working out of doors. Begun last week in a nearby town, this painting was finished in the studio. It was a bright day and I tried to get that. The figure is a friend who lives in the brick house.
"Walk in Town" 11"X14"

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Summer Days

The beautiful greens of Pennsylvania summer, they're a challenge to paint from a couple of standpoints. To capture the lushness and variety of an August day without an overload of the color green is the sort of problem that makes painting interesting. Like every aspect of painting a balance is needed, and so the red flag.
This is "Patriot Shepherdstown" 16"X20", currently on view at the Cumberland County Historical Society gallery and shop at 33 west High St. in Carlisle Pa.
Thanks for looking in!
Note: painting sold.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


            A favorite pastime of mine is angling with a fly. This painting is one of twenty five on view through July 2012 at the Cumberland County Historical Society gallery, 33 W. High St. in Carlisle Pa.

                                      "Western Cutthroat" 12"X16" Oil on Canvas

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Invitation to an art opening

     The good people at the Cumberland County Historical Society, 33 west High St. in Carlisle Pa. are giving my work a solo exhibition. The opening  is thursday evening June 28th 2012 from 5 to 8pm.
     I am excited to show these 25 paintings and they will remain on view through July. Everyone's invited. I'm looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new. Refreshments will be served.
      A big thank you to Kim Laidler and Linda Witmer for their efforts to make this a fun and successful show!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Country Road

Busy lately finishing and framing for an upcoming solo exhibit, details of which will be announced soon. This painting is a local view and one I've painted several times. A very common scene here in rural Pennsylvania where I find beauty every day. Thanks for looking in!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Colorful Past

We drive by this brick farm house building and have seen it deteriorate for years. Speaking with the tenant I learned the property will soon be developed with 300 homes and it's doubtful this building will survive.
The metal chairs from the 50's interested me and the pattern of light and dark seemed strong. Thanks for your visit.