Rittenhouse Square

Spring time in Philadelphia is quite an inspiring sight. This watercolor plein air painting of Rittenhouse Square accurately depicts the mood, if not the crowds, of Philly on a breezy May afternoon.

Genuine and Entertaining. 7″ x 6″. Watercolor and ink on paper.

Unframed: $215.00


Spring Kitchen

Spring is here! The kitchen below was painted with the colors of this fresh season in mind.

Expect some new outdoor watercolors soon, if the weather stays this nice.

Spring Kitchen. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8″ x 11.5″

Unframed: $250.00

Some Goose

I drew some goose for you.

Some Goose. Ink on cotton paper. 5″ x 5″

Unframed: $100.00

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

The Playground Across the Street

Here is another drawing from my previously discussed bike adventures. The park across the street is quite wonderful. There is a cultural center, a baseball field, trees, and two separate play grounds. I may find myself spending a little more time there.

The Story of My Bike

Most of my childhood was spent on a bike. In fact, cycling was my main mode of transportation well into my young adulthood. That changed when my bike was stolen almost a decade ago. I got my driver’s license at twenty-one, and forgot all about the joys of peddling a bike around town.

Not this spring! I have a bicycle again. More importantly, I have a drawing book dedicated to bike ride landscapes and nature explorations. I feel my biggest hurdle as an artist is drawing the world outdoors. My style is quite organic. Add the chaos of natural growth, and you get very hectic art. The goals of these drawings are to either embrace my unstructured tendency or expel it. This is a challenge I am truly enjoying.

Expect many more landscape drawings and paintings in the weeks to come. Every time I bike ride, I’ll try to contribute to my little book of nature drawings.

This first drawing is from last week, right before spring really hit. The foliage you see is simply dry leaves left over from last autumn:

This, drawn yesterday, is spring in its early glory. The blossoms on the tree were white, the shrubbery was mostly yellow:

Welcome Spring!

It is the first day of spring. It also happens to be Sketchbook Saturday.

Very close to my home is a big, beautiful bird reserve. No one appreciates the arrival of springtime quite as much as our feathered friends. The gestures below were drawn from live birds, which are found in abundance in my area. There is a hen, a rooster, some geese, and a large, black, duck-like bird with a bumpy beak.

Happy Spring! Happy Sketching!

Joyous Elephant

This week I discovered the Historic Village of Smithville. I fell in love with the small collection of shops and restaurants upon my first visit. Today, I ventured into an art gallery called the Artist’s Eye.

Enough babble. Here is a small drawing I made of the carousel in Smithville. The elephant’s emotion is very similar to how I feel about the quickly approaching spring. What lovely weather we’ve had lately!

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Joyous Elephant. Ink on paper. 5″x5″.

Unframed: $80.00