Saturday, August 16, 2008

2-man show in September

From Sept 5 to Oct 5, 2008 I'm doing a 2-man show with J. Stacy Rogers at the Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. Opening reception is Saturday Sept 6 from 6pm to 9pm.

Stacy is a wonderful portrait painter and will be showing formal portraits along with scenes of people going about their daily lives. I'll be showing my local landscapes, devoid of people as usual. The show's title is "Faces & Places", and pardon the pun, but between the two of us, it should paint a pretty complete portrait of the region. Here's a sneak peek at the postcard:

I'll be posting more details in a couple of weeks, closer to the opening date.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Best Laid Plans...

One day last week, it was a beautiful afternoon, I packed up my painting supplies, checked my checklist, and headed out to paint. I arrived in Lambertville, planning to paint near the wing dam, but when I opened my trunk, it seems I forgot to bring the tripod that I need to mount my paintbox on. So much for checklists! I really need that tripod! But, instead of heading back home defeated, I looked around for something I could rest the paintbox on... there was one picnic table in a shady spot, so:

"The Boat Club"
11x14 oil on panel

This is the Lambertville Boat Club, along the banks of the Delaware River The bridge from Lambertville to New Hope can be seen in the distance.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Neshanic Mill and Bridges

"The Neshanic Mill"
11x14 oil on panel

This old mill in Neshanic Station is a frequently used symbol for my local municipality, Hillsborough Township. To be honest, it's pretty atypical of what most of the township looks like, but what the heck - it's a nice scene. The mill is now a private residence, and must be a wonderful place to live (as long as the river is behaving). That old iron trestle railroad bridge is no longer used - trains run on this newer old bridge 1/4 mile downstream:

"Neshanic Railroad Bridge"
8x10 oil on panel

I did both paintings from a nice shady spot under another iron trestle bridge for cars - the mill is looking upstream, the active railroad bridge is looking downstream. As of yet, I've never painted this middle bridge - the one I'm standing under - but it's a picturesque bridge so I'll have to do something about that soon.