Monday, March 3, 2014

Pure Joy

Parkway Series #421     12 x 16   oil    $195.

The optical illusion of space on a 2-d surface is achieved with value.  The correct light and dark values are hard to get right with the element of color added to the mix.  When it happens it is pure joy!!!!  This painting along with other new original Parkway paintings will be on display at the Peaks of Otter Lodge, milepost 85.6 in April, May and June.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Where the Red Ferns Grow

Parkway Series #420   12 x 16  oil    $195.

I read the book "Where the Red Ferns Grow" many years ago and I have always thought of it in the fall when the ferns on the Parkway turn red.  Of course red is my favorite color and that too drew my attention to this image of the warm fall colors so beautifully gracing the mountainside.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Guiding Light

Parkway Series #419   12 x 16   oil   $195.

Another bridge painting at the Peaks of Otter shows a continuing improvement in style.  Softer backgrounds and deeper values in the foregrounds are the focus of my newer paintings.  Of course the light is always an important factor in each painting.  My goal is to achieve a guiding "Light"  in the work, a Light that speaks to the viewer from behind the canvas and one that invites the viewer into the moment.