Fall in Philly

This is my third painting of Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. The first was painted in spring, the second in summer.

Boundaries. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $225.00

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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.

NYC OWS

I’ve just returned from New York city. Already, I miss it.

Up until now, my paintings of the Occupy Wall Street movement have been from photographs. It is not very fulfilling to paint from photographs. I went to New York so I could paint from life. And I painted a lot.

#OWS. Watercolor and ink on paper. 6″ x 7″.

Unframed: $200.00

It was shocking how many people at the demonstration were not protesting. It seemed there were more journalists and people taking pictures then there were occupiers. That was a common theme in New York. New Yorkers seems to prefer recording and observing life more than participating. The following sketch is of the back of a CNN reporter. Her lights were bright, and her cameras never stopped running.

It was tough to get a good painting spot in the hectic, protesting park. There were marches and performance art, reporters and giant puppets. The landscape was ever changing. The people occupying Wall Street were constantly cleaning. They moved tents to scrub the sidewalk. There was a whole crew of people in masks that did nothing but wander the park and sweep. When I was there, the square smelled more like Pine-Sol than a corner of New York.

The last painting I completed of those standing  for the 99% is a little more abstract than my usual watercolors. I wanted to capture the constant motion, the idea that there is something happening here.

What It Is. Watercolor and ink on paper. 6″ x 5.5″.

Unframed: $200.00

Fox Out of Water

Here is a painting of a startled fox. The animal feels out of place, and was created with watercolors. The painting practically named itself.

Fox Out of Water. Watercolor and ink on paper. 6″ x 5″ (15.2cm x 12.7cm).

Unframed: $200.00

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.

A Slender Batch of Trees

Marble Hornets Enrty 5 Abstraction.

Entry 5 2:13. Mixed media on paper. 6″ x 5″.

Unframed: $150.00

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″.

SOLD

Constructive Drawing

After a week long break, I have returned to my bicycle landscape drawings. The drawing below is of a construction site on the border of Absecon and Oceanville. The vehicle is a Bobcat and I believe the house is being built by Community Construction.

This summer, I will be teaching classes at the the Noyes Museum of Art and the Hammonton Art Center. For class schedules, details, and pricing, click here. I am also hard at work helping the Mill Street Art Center get up and running.

They Are Building a Mansion Next to that Other Mansion. Ink on paper. 7″x5″.

Unframed: $75.00

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

Where We Will Live

This was drawn as Kevin interviewed for his new job. It was so quiet I could hear the snow fall. There were no street lights or telephone poles.

newhome1

NFS

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