Thursday, March 10, 2011

Find Beauty in my own Backyard


I'm still resurrecting some paintings of days past to make available as prints. This scene of this ol' red maple is one that I've painted many times, from many angles, in every season, and I suspect I'll paint it again ... and again.

Some days I just want to set up the easel, paintbox and sketch ... and often with only enough time and light for a quick sketch in my own Backyard ... a quick sketch that allows me to appreciate the simple beauty that's around me every day ... the beauty I might otherwise take for granted. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Look Forward to Plein Air Painting

The snow is melting and spring will be here soon and I'll be able to get outdoors to paint again ... to paint springtime scenes like this one, "Resting Tractor." I'm looking forward to it.

This painting is one of the many scenes that I've sketched along the Salisbury, Connecticut road called Salmon Kill. The maple tree, old barn and the tractor parked beside it, all seemed to call to me ... to join them while the tractor enjoyed at bit of rest between its tasks of the season.

I hope you'll take a closer look at this and my other artwork on ArtFire

Enjoy the day. Do something creative!