Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fairport Music and Food Festival

The village of Fairport is very picturesque with lovely scenery all over the place. I set up on the south side of the canal where I could hear the music from the festival and enjoy the boats that lined the canal.

size 6"x9", framed size 11"x14"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

Thunderhead

I finished the painting below and decided to see if another painting could be done before the light was gone. As I looked around I was struck by the beauty of this cloud formation and quickly put pastel to paper.

size 6" x 9" unframed

Dusk is Coming, Churchville Farm

This complex of farm buildings had caught Chris's eye many times and the light was great as the sun was going down the evening we were there. On display at H & R Block in the Country Village Plaza in Greece.

6"x9", framed size is 11"x14"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

Quietly Docked at Pultneyville, NY

Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters had our annual meeting this August at the Mariner's Club in Pultneyville. This was done in a quiet part of the inlet, away from Lake Ontario.



6"x9", framed size is 11"x14"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

Old Mission Lighthouse, Michigan

This little lighthouse sits on the northern tip of Old Mission Point near Traverse City and was done during the Marc Hanson workshop in June.

size 9" x 12"
Not for sale

Michigan Meadow

This painting was done during the workshop I did in Michigan. I was trying to incorporate the new info from the workshop with my old knowledge and putting it together to make it work.

9" x 12"
Not for sale

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tall and Proud - Sailboats in Olcott

I really liked the look of this sailboat as it sat slightly askew on the wooden support holding it upright. The other boats in the yard looked as if their attention was fixed on this one boat, giving it an air of importance. Winner of First Place for pastels in Suburban Rochester Art Group's Fall 2008 Show.


painting size 6" x 9", framed 13"x16"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

A Place to Rest near Gilbert Mill

Done on a damp morning on the grounds of Gilbert Mill in Honeoye Falls. The lushness of this spot and the coolness of the morning made for a relaxing and enjoyable painting experience.

size 6" x 9", framed 13"x16"
http://www.wghandysidegallery.com/

Oriental Garden in Webster NY

This lovely garden in Webster is an amazing tribute to the gardens of the far east. Most gardens I go to are full of brightly colored flowers, but this was different. The landscape was full of texture and subtle colors, and the over-all effect was very calming. The homeowners were a wealth of information about the plants and trees in the garden and were rightfully proud of this beautiful place.
SOLD

Friday, August 10, 2007

Distant Farm, Rain is Coming - Greece NY

There was a rain storm coming and the atmosphere was very humid. I wanted to paint a distant view so that the haze would be evident. I found this spot and painted quickly to capture the mood.

size 6" x 9", framed size is 11"x14"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.
SOLD
https://www.etsy.com/listing/108556812/original-pastel-sunset-landscape

Queen Anne's Lace

This is of a place in my backyard where the shadows are cool and deep. A couple of years ago, my son and his friend had dug a huge hole there which was to become a "shack" - until they hit water! They abandoned their plan and soon the weeds took over.




Size 6" x 9"
Not for sale

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Tug Boat "C. L. Churchill"

I found this great tug boat moored on the Genesee River at Cornhill Landing and had to paint it. The colors in the shadow side of the boat were full of subtle colors.






Size 6" x 9", framed size is 11"x14"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

Chris' Garden

Painted in the lovely summer garden of Christopher and Suzanne O'Handley.










Size 6"x9", framed size 11"x14"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Green Shed

Done from the marina at the end of Petten St. in Charlotte. I noticed this little lime green shed flanked by boats on the east side of the Genesee River. It made for a perfect composition.

size 6"X9", framed size is 11"x14"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Blue Haze

All of my friends from high school turned 50 this year and to celebrate, we threw ourselves a birthday party at Durand Eastman Park. While my friends walked to the beach, I stayed behind and painted this view of the distant haze off through the trees.

Size 6"x9", size 12"x18", framed size is 11"x14"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

Salmon Creek Evening

Painted on Salmon Creek in a Hilton town park. The trees were back-lit, making them glow yellow and chartreuse. Done around dusk, the light changed rapidly making it tough to not "chase the light".

size 9"x12", framed size is 15"x18"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/112006889/original-pastel-landscape-painting

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Erie Canal in Fairport

This was the first time I'd ever painted in Fairport. It's beautiful village full of very quaint scenes, but the haziness of the sky and canal really caught my eye. There are so many great places to paint there that I plan on going back very soon. SOLD

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Peggy's Garden - Cottage District, Buffalo NY

This was done in the Cottage District in Buffalo where GVPAP was having a joint paint-out with the Niagara Frontier Plein Air Painters. As I was walking down the street, looking for a spot to paint that caught my eye, a lady walked up to me and asked me if I was an artist and would I like to see her garden. I did, and followed her past several other tidy cottages and gardens until we came to hers. It was a lovely spot tucked behind 3 other houses and I never would have found it on my own. I am grateful that I was the artist she encountered. These are the kinds of wonderful experiences that I have when painting that keep me coming back for more.

size 6" x 9"
SOLD