Winter Morning

“Winter Morning”| 9×12” | pastel and oil paint

Sold – Private collection in Saratoga Springs, NY

At my “Understanding Tonal Values” workshop at Arlene’s, I realized that I forgot my large pastel box. Luckily, I had my handy Terry Ludwig Basic Landscapes set with me – so I was able to get this demo done. I needed the tree stand to be darker than the darkest dark I had, so I decided to do an oil wash there. I am pretty pleased with how it all came together.

Until next time…

Winter Farm Moonrise

“Winter Farm Moonrise” | 12×24″ | Oil

I’ve had this piece on my mind for about 3 years now. Well, here it is… finally! Just in time for the Agricultural Stewardship Association’s (ASA) annual fundraiser, Landscapes for Landsake.
A fundraiser to support local farmland conservation, the show features local artists whose work is inspired by the region’s working landscapes. It takes place in the historic barn at Maple Ridge, 172 State Route 372 in the hamlet of Coila, just west of the Village of Cambridge. The show opens on Saturday, October 8th from 12 to 5 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception. Admission is $5 per person. The gallery is also open from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday and Monday free of charge.

A portion of all sales will be donated to help support the ongoing efforts of the organization.

Until next time…

Winter Creek: Day 5

Winter Creek 6x6" | Pastel
Winter Creek
6×6″ | Pastel


Today, day 5 of the “Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days” Art Challenge, we visit the creek near my house. It was so beautiful in this morning’s light.

Here’s a quick slideshow of my process:

I have to admit that this one was a struggle for me. They don’t all just paint themselves, you know! I am happy with where it is… I think I’ve said all I can for this moment. I probably will tackle the composition again in the future.

Until next time…