Bittersweet

August is a bittersweet month for me. My love of summer is comparable only to the affection the average 7 year old has for Christmas. As I try to cling to the last days of plein air painting and sun kissed skin, it seems the rest of the world has moved on to autumn. My Pinterest feed is filling with fall fashion tips while Twitter babbles about back to school. Facebook friends long for a release from “this heat.” August is the last full month of summer, and I tend to spend it longing for June.

The following painting is of The Pink Mermaid, an antique shop on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Unfortunately, I know it is one of the last plein air works I’ll have time to create before the season changes.

Wet and Wild. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

Unframed: $250.00

Click to enlarge image.

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I Love Ocean City, NJ

Every summer, every Wednesday night, the Ocean City Fine Arts League has a plein air event. Every week they give out cash prizes to artists. Artists from all over New Jersey create gorgeous paintings of the small businesses on Asbury Avenue, Ocean City’s downtown shopping district. Judging is at 8 pm. I painted this watercolor of the beautiful and blue Butterfly Boutique on this past Wednesday. It won second place.

 

Beautiful Blues. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

Unframed: $250.00

I Remember Wanamaker’s

Right now, this painting is hanging in the Ocean City Arts Center’s “I Remember Wanamaker’s” show. It is truly an honor to show in the Ocean City Arts Center’s gorgeous gallery again. This was an invitation only themed show that I am proud to be a part of. The only problem is, I don’t remember Wanamaker’s.  Sure is a pretty organ, though.

“Remember That Sound.” Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″

SOLD

Suburban Sickness

I know it’s not the first time, I know it’s not the last time. This town is always there for me.

Please Take Me to Suburbia. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 7″ x 5.5″.

Unframed: $225.00

As always, click to enlarge image. It gets prettier that way.

Glass Frog Studio and Boutique

I’m quite fond of my most recent commission. Below is a watercolor and ink painting of Glass Frog Studio and Boutique in Ocean City, New Jersey.

La Grenouille. Watercolor and ink on paper. 9″x12″.

SOLD