For this year’s Plein Air event in Delray Beach, I was happy to have my long-time artist friend, Margie Homan join me in Florida. For the practice day, it rained, and I managed to paint a street scene from the trunk of our car! … And ended up selling it too! Margie made a very lovely painting as well.
Margie & I with our rainy day paintings
Thankfully, the day of the competition was beautifully sunny. Here are my entries for this year’s one-day competition.
Morning at Sundy House
There will be a dozen of my new small 2014 flower paintings soon at the DVAC gift gallery. But this year, I’m bringing something new to the table – Salad! I wanted to study greens closely so I could be better prepared in landscape painting. The fact that this still life project is leafy and very temporary is also an added bonus.
It is good to have the painting “Landmark for Home” displayed in the new owner’s entryway. What was once a landmark for our home, now greets them at their lovely home.
Here is a day by day progression of a small painting. Day 1
Some of my art friends thought I ought to try making those small flower paintings much larger. So, I blew one up!
Here is my entry for the short show at DVAC, “If a Tree Falls” June 21-28, titled,
“Tree Company”. There was an article in the news about a staircase structure at Cox Arboretum that looked incredible. It was! and gave me a great vantage point to do this painting in the late evening sun.
Here is my entry for the Ohio State Fair in Columbus July25 – Aug 4.
The painting,Twisting Truth has about as many kinds of twists as I could manage. I liked bringing in multicultural elements to accentuate this universal dilemma that tells this ancient story.
Home is the place where dreams germinate.
Hopes and dreams are magical and bring forth life.
“Dream Home” is now completed with more defined
movement in the composition. I enjoyed the study of the way the leaves turned and layered, and infused them with my life. (28″H x 22″W)
Here’s the progress of my newest painting, “Dream House”. It combines my fascination with the theme of home in an “impossible” reality to explain the very real deepest desire of the heart. I was pleased to find that the colors and light flicker through the painting to give a magical quality that reinforces this theme.