Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Creek

Hello fellow painters!

Well after a week's hiatus from painting while I went back to Michigan to visit my parents and shoot some exciting images from Detroit, the DPC gathered again in our local spot to paint. It was good weather, warm, not too humid and the bugs were not as bad which was great.
Here is my blocking using a wash of Van Dyke Brown.
Will setting up, the nice shade helped keep us all pretty cool till the end.

Fighting the complexity of nature is a challenge and relaxing at the same time.

Jane working away...
Will making progress...
Here is my painting after about 90 minutes or so...I had to step on it as the sun was moving to really change it's position.

Here is my final painting it's 12 x 16 on a Fredrix canvas. I choose this because I loved that light passage in the middle but I had a little more time on the water--but the sun said the time was up so we packed up and hit the diner for lunch--everybody was starving. I hope we hit the same place next week.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Darby Road A-Go-Go

Here is my finished Plein Air of the bridge across the Darby Road Creek from today's paint-out with the DPC. We hit the road early in hopes of beating the rain that was promised in the afternoon, returning to our new favorite spot along darby road at the invite of the gracious host we met last week.
Here is my start on my painting. I kept my palette pretty limited until later on in the painting. White, Van Dyke Brown, Maganese blue, Cad Green and and an Earth Green.
Will and I set up along the river while the gals set up across the road in the field.

Jane setting up.
Our friend Brie from school joined us this week. Brie setting up far back in the field. This time next week I'll be painting in Arizona!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

DPC Summer on the Go!

The DPC has really been having a lot o fun so far since school is out and the summer has kicked off. We have still been meeting weekly to paint and to do our group trips around the city and region to museums shows and First Fridays. We hit the Woodmere Museum to see the Violet oakley exhibition and then had a nice BBQ after at Jane's place.
I finished my painting I had going in our session at school.
Lexi working--er-joking away.
Two happy campers before their coffee break. We stopped in the Good Karma Cafe on Pine Street in Philly where we saw several painting hanging by PAFA alum Joseph Lozano.
Then this saturday Will and Jane and I went landscape painting over in Havertown, just down the road from me and I painted this little landscape.

here is Jane painting away.
Here is Jane's painting--she was on fire and finished her painting in about 90 minutes!
Will meet the owner of the farm or land and they invited us to come and paint any time.
here is Will's painting--a beaut!!

Friday Dave and lexi and I did the gallery walk for First friday--and i do mean walk--we walked just about the entire city it seems and hit all the major galleries from Gross Mccleaf, Seraphin, Rodger LaPelle, FAN and Artist house.

Lexi being stalked by a tree.....

Next week we plan on getting back out to landscape paint and work from the model.