Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sycamore Sentinel

Oil on masonite, 6" x 8"

This is another workshop demonstration where we went again to the mill stream. This gracious sycamore stood out from all the rest standing as a sentinel among the wild phlox. I loved it!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Secret Stream

Here the mill stream, hidden from view, wends it's way through a woodsy area. I was particularly attracted to the shaft of light coming down the hill illuminating the plants and trees.

landscape,oil on masonite,6x8

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Mountain View

landscape, oil on masonite, 6"x8"

This is small demonstration from a workshop I gave in Virginia back in May. This is on a farm looking southeast toward the Blue Ridge Mountains. The elegant house was built about 150 years ago and overlooks this fantastic view. I love the contrast of the colors with the pale blue mountain.

Friday, November 9, 2012

landscape, oil on masonite, 8" x 6"

This painting was a plein air demonstration at a workshop in Virginia this summer. I loved the way the sycamore tree looks like it is growing right out of the water, (which it is) and all the dappled light around it.