This is the first painting I did this year during Plein Air Easton. It is probably the second most painted boat on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The first, called Crow Brothers, was dismantled last year. I'm sure it won't be long before this boat, Crow Brothers II catches up with it's deceased older brother in being depicted on canvas. Both boats are icons of Tilghman Island on the Chesapeake Bay.
Morning Light-Crow Brothers II, oil on linen panel, 14"x11"
I did this painting also at Plein Air Easton. It won the Vanishing Landscape Award at the competition and auctioned off for $2,500.00. Not bad for a 9"x12". I stood in a pond that connects with the Chesapeake Bay to get the view that I wanted, and to stay somewhat cool. The tide kept rising as I painted and I soon had to get out while I still could. The egret showed up just long enough for me to paint him in. Morning Egret, oil on linen panel, 9"x12" SOLD
I just returned from a wonderful but very hot week of outdoor painting at Plein Air Easton. This painting won the Award for Best Architectural Painting in the competition. It was an old abandoned farmhouse right outside of Easton, Maryland. I was intrigued by the decorative front porch columns and the road leading up to the house. Not to mention the lives of the people that once lived in this house. Abandoned, oil on linen panel, 11"x14" SOLD
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Jason started drawing at a young age. It was discovered by his teachers and peers that he possessed a knack and desire for artwork, a desire that he pursued until his senior year when he switched to playing electric bass. About 10 years later Jason realized how much he had missed nature and artwork and began to sketch again. He painstakingly worked his way from pencil to watercolor while using nature and wildlife as his subject matter. A love for wildlife and landscape came natural being that he was born and raised in rural Minnesota.
One of the things Jason enjoys most about his art is going out into nature and gathering experiences that will later be brushed onto canvas. Jason has a deep passion for the north woods and prairies. Some of his favorite memories are camping trips up in northern Minnesota. These trips have turned into beautiful paintings that express his passion for the north. Jason also has a love for simpler times that are long since gone; old barns, still life paintings with hand-sewn bunnies and flowers and other subjects express this longing for the past.