Category Archives: Plein air landscapes

Beach Day

We took the kids to the beach today and I did a little painting. I don’t know why I bothered with the beach at the bottom. I really only had an interest in the sky. Maybe I’ll paint a couple … Continue reading

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Cloudless Morning

We’ve had a lot of cloudless mornings lately. With nothing of interest in the sky I keep looking down for something to paint. Luckily I like painting rocks. The Susquehanna River back in Lancaster had lots of good rocks. There’s … Continue reading

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Sunny

Not a cloud in the sky this morning. oils, 8×10″

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Fog Burning Off

I went out early this morning but the rising sun chased away all the nice fog. I’m still not feeling very comfortable with oil paint.

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Hello, Portsmouth, RI

We landed in Portsmouth, RI. We don’t have any family here and no emotional attachments (yet), but it’s very pretty and I feel lucky to get to paint here. I haven’t really painted in months. Now I’m trying to get … Continue reading

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Breather

I haven’t painted in a long time and needed to just get out of the house this morning.

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Happy New Year

My New Year’s resolution this year is to reduce the amount of time I spend doing plein air paintings and instead focus more on producing finished studio works. I feel like I need more direction and structure in my work. Also I … Continue reading

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To The Shore And Back

We spent a few days at the beach. I got to do a little painting. These are all 8×10″ oils. Painting the moving surf is always fun.  It rained one morning. I sought refuge under a bridge. Not much of … Continue reading

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Wrestling

I’m still wrestling with watercolors below freezing. I’m curious if it can be done well. It was cold and windy so I knelt on the ground again to try to stay out of the wind. The first one I painted … Continue reading

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Newport, RI

I got to spend a few short days in Newport, RI over the weekend. It’s such a beautiful place, and I didn’t have nearly enough time to paint. The rocky coast is amazing. It’s so different than the Jersey shore. … Continue reading

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