Sunday, June 16, 2013

Running out of light

I like the idea of painting at dusk or of doing nocturns, but I need to get a light. I started this painting last week as the sun was setting. I got as far as I could before it got too dark to find my way up the path and  before too many mosquitos attacked. Finished it up at home.

Elberta dusk, oil, 11" x 14"

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A busy season

The midwest summer is here, time for painting, shows, and a workshop. I'm just back from a few days in Michigan after delivering my son to his summer job on staff at Portage Lake Covenant Bible Camp. I’ll miss him, but will see him on more than a few upcoming trips.

I had a couple of days for plein air painting while up there and am getting as much studio time in as I can. After being a part of the “Who’s that?” show which opened last month at Water Street Gallery in Douglas, Michigan, I’m preparing for a solo show at Center Gallery in Glen Arbor which will open June 28. MacBeth & Co. will also be hosting a reception for some new work of mine July 3, in Onekama.

On August 2 and 3, I’ll be participating in the Glen Arbor Art Association’s plein air paint-out, followed by Water Street Gallery’s “Wet Paint” event on August 10. The next weekend, back to Glen Arbor to teach a 2-day workshop “Plein Air Basics” sponsored by the Art Association, August 16 and 17 (for more info or to sign up go here). Finally ending the summer Labor Day weekend, when photographer Jim Jacoby and I show our work together in the Glen Arbor Art Association’s gallery.

A fun summer and lots of painting ahead.

 Looking up, oil, 12" x 9"
Spring shore, oil,
12" x 9"
Arcadia dunes, oil, 9" x 12"