Thursday, June 21, 2007

Linda and I will both have paintings in the upcoming "Four Seasons of Oatlands Art Show and Sale" July 9th through August 19th If you have a chance stop by and see the show. The paintings for the show are shown above. Linda has one more painting she will include in the show, but it is not finished yet so I can't include it here. The unfinished painting is shaping up to be very impressive, so you should go to the show to see it.

We are both preparing to start work on landscape paintings from our trip to Napa and Sonoma counties in California. We have some really good reference photos. We both prefer to work en plein air, but we decided not to pack all our painting gear for this trip. I'm not sure how my efforts will play out, it will be a new experience for me. I will post on our progress when we are farther along.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Linda and I are back home after a couple of trips, first we spent a week in Sonoma and Napa Counties in CA, and then we went to Bethlehem and Philadelphia for the weekend.

Our trip to California was for our tenth wedding anniversary, we had a great time traveling around exploring the towns and vineyards. We have tons of photo reference for future landscape paintings.

We went to Bethlehem to see our friends Pat and Sandy and to go to Sandy's solo show opening at the Gross-McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. The show was a huge success! Congratulations Sandy!

Between both trips we went to the artists reception for the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America centennial traveling show put on by the Cross Gate Gallery. If this show comes to your area make an effort to see it, the artwork is amazing.

Now that we're getting back to work, Linda is busy painting for the show at Oatlands Plantation, and I am trying to get my website finished and uploaded.