Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hudson Valley Plein Air 2018

This is one of my entries to the Hudson Valley Plein Air festival 2018 which was held the second week of October 2018. I painted the scene on a rainy night down at the Strand in Kingston, NY.
It was awarded the Best in Show for which I am grateful to my fellow artist participants that judged the show as well as the staff at the Walkill school of Art who made this event possible.

Rainy night in Kingston oil on linen panel 12" x 24"

Friday, October 5, 2018

Florida Moonrise

Florida Moonrise
Here are two versions of Florida Moonrise that I painted over two days. While finishing up a  plein air painting on the property of the Conservancy of Southwest  Florida I noticed the moon peeking over the palm trees and quickly batted out a 10" x 14" sketch of the effect. I resolved to come back the next day and try a larger version, arriving well before the effect of the moonrise but also allowing for the later moonrise time so that I could lay in the great masses and composition so that all would be ready for the final color adjustments once the lighting and moonrise were at peak effect.

Florida Moonrise 10" x 14" oil/canvas

Florida Moonrise 16" x 22" oil/canvas