I was out and about in Lambertville today, getting supplies and meeting some very interesting people in the art world and I was inspired by an artist named John Reilly. I saw his work in the Canal Frame Shop in Washington’s Crossing. His work is so colorful, his brushwork so loose and free flowing and full of life. So I came home with a picture that I took today, feverish to paint it and painted like this:
It’s the New Hope Bridge Guard House – you can find it in the PLACES art gallery. Hope I did him justice. Of course I’m still ever so faithful to Vincent.
Today is Vincent’s Birthday. We bought tickets to go see his exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I can’t wait! Love you Vincent! You can find this painting on my INSPIRATION link.
I didn’t get to paint today. 😦
We had a fabulous time at the Black Bass Hotel for dinner Sat. night. The food was amazing and the ambiance equally as amazing. We only just discovered they have a downstairs bar- it’s so cool down there so it became the subject of my most recent painting. It’s in ART GALLERIES link under BARS & INNS. Cheers!
Black Bass Hotel Bar Downstairs
This is a painting I started a while ago and just finished today. I painted it en plein air style for the majority of the piece, then I finished and finessed it back at the studio. Wildflowers springing up and growing color the landscape and are juxtaposed by the more linear old barn. A stream of warm light coming in from the left dimensionalizes the piece and draws focus to the barn and the clouds. Look for this in ART GALLERIES in the FARM LANDSCAPES link.
I’ve just reworked a painting that I had done a while ago. It’s the Lambertville Gallery of Fine Art in Lambertville, NJ. The painting just wasn’t what I wanted it to be and it took me a while to figure out what it was that was bothering me about it. So I just made some changes, look at the difference for yourself and let me know if u think it was an improvement! This is the NEW one:
Here’s the OLD one:
This was done in a class plein air style last spring… just playing with vibrating colors. This is a distant view of the building with the Starbucks. Yum.
No New Paintings Over the Weekend. 😦 But I had a lot of good family time! Can’t wait to get back to painting tomorrow. Don’t know what I will do yet…I hope I get some inspiration tonight so I can get a fresh start tomorrow.
This is a painting of Prallsville Mills, in Stockton, NJ. I took a more colorist approach with this one. Playing with strong colors and complimentary colors too. This picture is actually a little darker than the original.
I’ve had some bouts recently with creative blocks, but I’m very happy with my most recent painting! The breakfast area at the 1740 House in Lumberville, PA.