Friday, September 26, 2014

Cherokee Club - Atlanta

Tetons oil painting
        Tetons Beyond The Aspens, 24 x 30 oil painting

A collector recently sent me a photo of one of my six paintings sold at the Cherokee Club in Atlanta, Georgia. It reminded me of how art finds ways to hang in homes, businesses, and even private clubs, thereby being enjoyed by families, employees and patrons. Knowing my art will be hanging on the ways of this club for generations to come makes me proud to contribute in my manner to the beatification of our world.

Click the link to watch an educational YouTube videoTetons Beyond the Aspens YouTube Video on Tetons Beyond the Aspens.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

California Coastal Cleanup Day

I spent the morning picking up trash at Lands End in San Francisco as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day. This is an annual event where volunteers gather to help keep our public places beautiful. It made me grateful to live in Northern California, but also sad for how discourteous some people are with the debris they leave behind. As a plein air painter, I feel fortunate to capture so many scenes that change over the years due to environmental conditions or population growth. I take the responsibility seriously as an outdoor painter to help the environment. It is critical to set an example and clean up all trash accumulated during a paint out when done. What habits have you acquired in your plein air work to assure you retain the pristine conditions you paint?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Andrew Wyeth Inspired Oil Painting

Andrew Wyeth is a famous American artist of the 20th century. One of his most famous paintings is called Christina's World. Mr. Wyeth had a summer home in Cushing, Maine. When in town, he often visited the Olson family and sketched and painted many of the family members and their property. Christina Olsen suffered from polio. While visiting the historical home from the 1700's during my recent paint trip to Maine, I captured this scene (Christina's Window, 14 x 11) of the chairs Christina would sit at as she viewed the world through the kitchen window.
Olson House