Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Blue Tree

I used a quick impressionistic approach here to capture the rough hewn feeling I got from this scene. The color of the bark is surprisingly bluish due to the lichen.​

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rainy Day

This was painted while looking out of the window of a cabin in northwest Tennessee. It rained all day, so I took advantage of the time and tried to capture part of the essence of the gray wetness on this Maple tree.​

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Old Maple Study

I painted this plein air while looking up through the branches of this old Maple tree. I am visually drawn to the overlapping shapes, textures and colors.​

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Barn Study

This is based on a barn I saw while traveling down a rural road. I purposely held myself back from adding a lot of line work to the sides of the barn. In this case, I preferred the simple texture.​

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Back Pasture

This is another of my roadside finds. I snapped reference photos while my wife drove. I am still looking through my collection.​