Gabrielle and Co.

For my last plein air painting in Ocean City, NJ this summer I painted Gabrielle and Co.‘s store front. As their slogan says, the store is a “fabulous collection of beautiful things.” If you’re ever in Ocean City I suggest checking it out. Also, a new branch has just opened up in Hammonton, NJ. Stop by and say hi to Julie for me.

Gabrielle and Co. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.

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Three Years of Collingswood

Every August, Perkins Center for the Arts hosts a rendering contest. A building in Collingswood, NJ is chosen to be drawn. This is the third year I’ve participated in the competition. I am very thankful for this yearly opportunity to publicly paint with other artists in the area.

The first year (2008), I made this painting of a church on Haddon Avenue. Last year, the chosen building was the Collingswood PATCO station. My pencil rendering of its interior received second place.

Tickets, Please. Graphite on paper. 9″x12.”

Framed and ready to hang: $175.00

This year’s building was the Perkins Center for the Arts. I chose to work in the watercolor and ink pen style I’ve been experimenting with all summer.  Yesterday, my piece won first place in the painting category.

Perky. Watercolor and Ink on Paper. 8.5″ x5.”

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Across the Street

Asbury Avenue in Ocean City NJ has an out door painting competition every Wednesday of the summer.  This past Wednesday I won second place with this painting. The painting was a particular challenge as I chose to sit across the street from the buildings I painted. Large vehicles kept parking in front of my subject matter. I learned a valuable lesson about vantage point.

Across the Street. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.

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Painting in the Sun

Wednesday was this year’s first Evenings Along Asbury. In the summer time, Ocean City’s downtown has a weekly plein air competition. The shops set up flags along the main street at designated painter’s points. An artist has between 5 pm and 7:45 pm to make a painting at that location. My small watercolor took about two and a half hours to create. In it I continued exploring the incorporation of ink drawing in my colored work. I am very proud and grateful to say that my painting received the first place prize this week.  Below is my watercolor rendition of Asbury Ave seen from the front of Primo’s.

Candy Coated. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

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Also, here is a short montage advertising  the weekly event.

Mall Sketch

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A sketch of the outside of the mall.

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