Friday, July 13, 2012
A single window and a single door. After a couple thumbnail sketches this was the composition I settled on, a pattern of rectangles with the abstract shapes of the flowers creeping up to outdo the windows and doors. This painting won the People's Choice Award at Plein Air Camp Hill 2012.
The Blue Door
Oil on linen panel, 9"x12"
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Carroll Creek Alley
Oil on linen panel, 11"x14"
An old rusted barn just outside of town tells the story of simplicity, honesty, family, country, and endurance. Actually, it has many stories to tell, if people will listen. It's days are probably numbered, but it continues to speak to us about our past, and perhaps about our future. I had to paint it so it would continue to speak even after it's torn down. This painting received the Second Place Award at Mountain Maryland Plein Air 2012.
oil on linen panel, 11"x14"$890.00, framed.