Category Archives: Plein air landscapes

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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29°

This morning was my first morning of the season painting below freezing. I took watercolors to see what would happen. Obviously water freezes. I brought some vodka along in case I had trouble with ice as others had recommended. I … Continue reading

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Nice Outside

I had a little time after lunch today so I stopped at a park near my home for a quick painting. I wanted to find a subject that seemed unpaintable to see if/how I could handle it. Since I don’t … Continue reading

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Morning Rush

After the school bus picked up the last of my kids this morning I rushed down to the river to get a quick watercolor done. The fall color is nearly gone. 10×15″

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End of Color

Our fall color is coming to an end. I painted over an old painting from art school. This is all painted with a knife because I forgot my mittens and my fingers were freezing. oils, 9×12″

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Post Election

Had to get out of the house today and away from the computer and the TV. watercolor, plein air, hot press paper, 12×18″ 

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