Friday, February 26, 2010

The Hiding Spot, oil on linen panel, 9"x12"

Many times in the wild, when I have come upon ducks they would fly away. Other times, when I was not too close they would just waddle into a thick patch of cattails or grass and hide. I imagined this Pintail sitting among some grasses hiding from someone or something.
The Hiding Place, oil on linen panel, 9"x12"
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Winter Memories, oil on linen, 12"x16"

I'm sure most of you have either heard of or experienced first-hand the blizzard that slammed the Mid-Atlantic last night and today. While yesterday I heard many complaints about the approaching snow, I for one was very excited because I love painting snow scenes. I started this one yesterday in the late afternoon and completed most of it en plein air. Painting this on the spot was tricky. When I started there was hardly any snow but after about an hour and a half the wind was driving snow all over my pallet. Despite the challenges I'm very pleased with the results.
Winter Memories, oil on linen, 12"x16"