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"

A hot morning in Frederick, MD, an alley that most people would overlook, but through the eye of an artist it can become an image of beauty. The resident of the upstairs apartment steps outside for a smoke. A delivery truck makes a stop and the driver pounds on the back door, then leaves. Another woman complains that her parking spot was taken. Then a woman pulls in the alley with a small red pickup truck which adds a perfect splash of color to the scene. This painting won the Second Place Award at Easels in Frederick 2012.

Carroll Creek Alley
Oil on linen panel, 11"x14"

Ole Rusty, oil on line 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.

Ole Rusty
oil on linen panel, 11"x14"
$890.00, framed.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Award at Easels in Frederick

I saw this alley and had to paint it, even though it was going to be around 100 degrees that day. The event was Easels in Frederick 2012 and I took 2nd Place at the event with this painting.