Friday, October 26, 2012

Painting from Plein Air Sketches

Here are two plein air sketches that I did in Julian Price Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway. On this lovely morning I drew the first one in a more literal/representational way as a "warming-up" exercise.  Then, responding on an inspirational/intuitive level the second sketch came to life.  Later, back in my studio, I created the painting "Brookside" .

Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Good Times"

strong and graceful gate
just a brake from here to there
good life on both sides

acrylic on panel
10 5/8" X 16"