Thursday, December 29, 2011

Peaks of Otter Lodge

Parkway Series #367             12 x 16     oil        Sold

Another experiment, with a black gessoed background, produced this painting of the Peaks of Otter Lodge.  I have a show in 2012 of just images from the Peaks so I will be painting a lot of scenes from that location.  With great mountain views and the watery reflections of Abbott Lake that should not be a problem!  This is actually my favorite location on the Parkway.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Drama with Light

Parkway Series #366     12 x 16    oil     SOLD

Experimenting with backgrounds, I gessoed this board with black gesso instead of red (my usual color) in order to achieve more drama with light.  I think I like the results.

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's all about the Light

Parkway Series #365      12 x 16   oil    SOLD

My passion is in searching for the Light.  Last night we saw the Christmas play at Thomas Road Baptist Church;  the theme was in searching for the Light from Creation until the birth of Christ and on to his crucifixtion.  The stars told the story through their perspective and the Light was the unifying theme!  In my experience, it is always the Light that draws my soul and my heart into the mystery of the universe. If I can capture even a little of this on canvas, I am one happy artist!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Otter Creek Reflections

Parkway Series #364  12 x 16   oil    Sold

Otter Creek is always a treasure trove of images from which to paint.  This fall day was no exception.