Beautiful Bordentown

This weekend I had the honor of participating in Bordentown’s first plein air Paint the Town event. The event was hosted by the prestigious Farnsworth Gallery. Over twenty artists took part in the three day paint out. On Sunday, the paintings were presented by the gallery to the public. It was a joy creating watercolors of historic Bordentown, New Jersey. Working along side such talented people was truly inspiring.

Oliver Dusk. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

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Leave the Light On. Watercolor and ink on paper. 7″ x 5″.

Unframed: $275.00

 

A Nice Neighbor. Watercolor and ink on paper. 7″ x 5″.

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Study for “A Nice Neighbor”. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″

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Early Spring Overgrowth

In early spring, even the most well kept yards have an unruly look to them. The plants seem to burst from the ground joyfully. The home depicted below caught my eye as I was doing my morning errands. I had to stop and catch its cool yet dynamic, early spring attitude.

Early Spring Overgrowth. 12″ x 9″. Watercolor and ink on paper.

Unframed : $225.00

The following is the small study I drew first and worked on in between drying layers.

Step by Step Mural Making

How to paint an awesome coffee shop mural at Casciano Coffee Bar and Sweetery in five steps.

Step One, Base Coat:

Draw the outline on wall with colored chalk. Paint base coat with primer.

Step Two, Add Color:

Distribute colored paint as evenly as possible through focal point of the mural. This ensures the most important aspects of the piece will draw attention.

Step Three, Cover All.

Fill the rest of the mural with solid blocks of color. Varying levels of depth and shadow throughout the piece welcomes the eye to wander without overwhelming it.

Step four, Add Contrast.

Make  light source(s) evident with highlights and shadows. Do not use white and black to tint and shade paint, instead mix color tones for maximum saturation.

Step Five, Details:

Add details and protective top coat. The mural is now finished.

All images that feature me painting were photographed by L. James Meyers.

Play

A play ground in New Jersey.

I’ll Catch You. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $115.00

Warehouse Blues

This past Saturday, I participated in the second annual Hammonton Plein Air Competition. The contest is sponsored by the Hammonton Art Center. My entry was one of the few selected for display at the Noyes Museum of Art’s Hammonton Facility. Stop by and see it between now and May first.

My piece is the side of the Atlantic Liquidation Warhouse in oil paint.

Blue Warehouse. Oil on canvas.

Framed and ready to hang: $550.00