Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Genesee Country Village and Museum's Octagon House

This house is located at the Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford, where the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters had a show called "Under Open Skies" during the summer of 2008. This house is one of my favorites and although I struggled a bit with the painting, it really came out pretty well.

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

Crabtrees in Full Bloom

Those beautiful flowering crabs are in bloom for such a short time around here. I always thought it would be great if trees stayed this color all year long instead of going totally green after awhile. I had to capture them before they were gone for another year.

size 12"x18", framed size is 18"x24"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

Sunny Bank Across the Pond

The sun shining on the distant bank really caught my eye here. It practically glowed. This was done on a day while I was out in Henrietta. All of the other places I wanted to paint had "no trespassing" signs on them. This was done in their little town park. Trespassing is definitely allowed there. Currently on display in the GVPAP winter show at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford Plaza.

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

Thursday, May 08, 2008

"This Used To Be A Marina..."

I was out looking for a specific painting site I had discovered in the winter, but in the process, I found this spot at Black Creek at the intersection of Ballantyne Road and Scottsville Road instead. A woman who stopped to see what I was up to gave me a bit of information on what had been there before - a marina. Something about this little, salmon pink shack really intrigued me. I think it's the first time I've used some of the hot pink pastels I carry with me. Sadly, I was informed by a friend that the little shack burned down a year or so after I painted this.

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

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Irondequoit Creek Waiting for Spring in Ellison Park

The beautiful blue shadows on the sandy bank on the opposite side of Irondequoit Creek from where I stood in Ellison Park caught my eye immediately. Lately the intricate things that I see when I look into water have fascinated me. There is so much going on on the surface, under the surface, the reflections of the sky, the surrounding vegetation, shadows... There's so much to see. Winner of a Merit Award in the Rochester Art Club's Fall 2008 Show.

12"x18", framed size is 18"x24"
Paintings come matted and framed under glass, ready for hanging.

Spring Green

Linnear Park in Penfield is a favorite spot of mine. The spring greens that are so beautiful were just beginning to really show and after a heavy rain a day or two before, the stream was really full and moving quickly. Winner of "Best of Show" award in Suburban Rochester Art Group's Fall Show. SOLD