Back to the Wild

After a summer so hot there was really no way for me to get out and paint (I salute you who did, you're nuts) I'm finally able to start my plein air work again. Starting small with a little wildflower patch at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

"Wild" oil on canvas panel, 2016.

"Wild" oil on canvas panel, 2016.

Late Afternoon Camellias

 

 

Another plein air piece from the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in preparation for an upcoming spring show. This one was a serious challenge with the composition and the tricky lighting that was changing so rapidly as I painted, but it was well worth the effort.

 

"Late Afternoon Camellias" Oil on 12x12" canvas. 2016.

"Late Afternoon Camellias" Oil on 12x12" canvas. 2016.

Morning on the Terrace

"Morning on the Terrace" Oil on canvas. 2016.

"Morning on the Terrace" Oil on canvas. 2016.

 

 

Memories of Italy happening on U.S. soil. Norfolk Botanical Gardens Renaissance terraces.

Twenty Sixteen

I can't remember the last time I was so excited for a new year! I've got a lot in the works, and one of the projects I started nearly at the stroke of midnight on the 31st of 2015 is this:

"Wandering Meadow #1" Acrylic on 6 wood panels, 2015.  SOLD

"Wandering Meadow #1" Acrylic on 6 wood panels, 2015. SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2  SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2 SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2  SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2 SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2  SOLD

"Wandering Meadow" #2 SOLD

If I could realize this dream in large scale it would be that of a long wall stretching out of sight with carefully arranged canvases telling the small stories that a sprawling meadow keeps to itself.