Thursday, April 28, 2011

In The Moment - 10 painters, 1 farm

"In the Moment" - 10 artists, 1 farm:  Over the past several months, 10 plein air painters were invited to paint at Glen Oaks Farm in Bucks County.  I was one of those 10 and "In the Moment" is the exhibit of the work that we created. The show runs May 1-28, 2011 at:

Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery
1093 General Greene Rd.
Washington Crossing, Pa 18977

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 1 from 1-4 pm.

Glen Oaks Farm is a beautiful place with a classic old Bucks County stone house, a pond, acres of trees, shrubs and fields, an old lime kiln built into the hillside... but I was fascinated by the big old rambling barn and that's what I painted each time I visited the farm.   These are the 4 paintings I have in the show - 4 views of the same barn:

"Glen Oaks Barn"
6x8" oil on board

"Glen Oaks Roofs"
8x10" oil on board

"Roofs and Windows"
8x10" oil on canvas on board

"The Barn Door"
11x14" oil on board

The 10 artists in this show are: Bob Beck, Gail Bracegirdle, John Ennis, George Thompson, Joe Kazimierczyk, David Hahn, Jo-Ann Osnoe, Peter Hunt, John Kane and Simon Mauer.

I hope to see you at the opening reception, Sunday, May 1, 1-4 pm. To make things even more interesting, Peter Hunt will be doing a painting demonstration during the reception - I'm a big fan of Peter's work so here's your chance to see a great artist in action.   Don't miss it!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ellarslie Open XXIX

"Winter on the Towpath"
12x24" oil on canvas

My painting of the D&R Canal towpath in winter was juried into this year's Ellarslie Open at the Trenton City Museum, aka the Ellarslie Mansion:

in Cadwalader Park
Trenton, New Jersey
Phone: (609) 989-3632

The show runs April 22 to June 12, 2011.
Opening reception: Saturday, April 30, 5-9 pm

The scene in my painting is looking north on the towpath near Washington Crossing Park at Titusville, NJ.   The bridge across the Delaware River is just beyond the left edge of the painting.  The backside of Faherty's Pub would be visible across the canal on the right, but I left it out of this painting - Faherty's is better for beer than for painting.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Grandview Sunset

"Grandview Sunset"
18x24" oil on canvas

Here's a scene from this winter, a sunset over appropriately named Grandview Road near Skillman / Belle Mead, NJ.  It's been a rough winter around here and I'm looking forward to painting some greenery soon!