Thursday, July 31, 2014

"Crawford Notch, NH - Work in Progress" -  16 x 10" Oil on panel

Our second and fourth day out on our trip to New Hampshire we visited a site called Willey House at Crawford Notch.  This site also contains a famous pool called "Dismal Pool" but is not what you see here in the painting.  There is a sign at this site that mentions the Hudson River School painters and their inspirations around this area.  Had to stop for a Black Bear on the road!

 This is how the painting started and painting outside you experience many flies ......


"Presidential Range, NH" -  12 x 6" Oil on panel

Our third day out on our trip to New Hampshire we visited a site where the Hudson River School painters painted.  This site you see two different views - The Moats and The Presidential Range.  I chose to paint the Presidential Range.  The big mountain in the front is Mt. Washington! 

"Jackson Falls, NH work in progress" -  8x10" Oil on panel is a work in progress.  I took my first plein air class this month of July 2014.  Had such a wonderful time.  Enjoyed every minute including the black bears I ran into.  There were 8 of us in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  This site of Jackson Falls was the last site we visited.  I will post some more photos later of the other sites.  Loved the site, the teachers and the students.  So enjoyable!

"Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde" -  16 x 12" Oil on panel


Visited many American Indian dwellings a couple of years ago and thought I would try a landscape painting.  I am happy with how it turned out and it recently was judged into the Orange County Fair.

"lil' Corona Del Mar" -  11 x 14" Oil on panel

Had a great time taking photos and composing this painting in Corona Del Mar.  This is the first time I have created an ocean scene and had a great time playing with colors.

"Tomato Soup" -  9 x 12" Oil on panel



This painting was recently accepted into the Orange County Fair.  It won an award! The inspiration was red.