“Hellebores” 12×12 Oil on Board

Thanks to my friend Caroline Schwendy Genovese for letting me use her picture and especially, growing, arranging and photographing these beautiful flowers in such an inspiring way. She’s got a green thumb and grew these flowers that I never even heard of before. So cool that they start blooming in late winter to help us out of the late winter blues. And now I’m finally feeling a little more confident about how I want to paint flowers to translate their beauty, dimension and magnificent colors in paint. Black and gold leaf frame.  Please click here to visit my Facebook Page for more artwork for sale!Hellebores

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Church Street Snowfall

“Church Street Snowfall” 24″ x 36″ Oil on Canvas
Church Street is in Lambertville, NJ where I find much inspiration, and I’m excited and hoping to brighten your Monday with this new painting. This painting just flowed for the most part. I needed a release from commission work where I have to get everything just right, and it felt so good to paint with big bold brushstrokes just going by feel and on Canvas! I rarely paint on canvas… now I’m gonna have to do more. I was out of boards so I grabbed a canvas that’s been sitting in my studio for probably 6 years, and I really enjoyed the way it responded to the paint. I think I’ll hang this over the mantle for a while to enjoy before bringing up to the gallery. Hope you enjoy it too. ‪#‎snowscenes‬ ‪#‎Lambertville‬ ‪#‎winter‬ ‪#‎christmasshopping‬ ‪#‎art‬‪#‎oilpainting‬

View from Bowman’s Tower

“View from Bowman’s Tower” 24″ x 36″ Oil on Board Available My daughter finally convinced me to take the long winding trek up the Bowman’s Tower stairs. There were over 100 steps (believe me she counted each one) and once we huffed our way up and got to the top the view was stunning. So glad she persuaded me to go and I dedicate this painting to her. Located in Washington’s Crossing Park, this hill may have been a lookout for George Washington and his troops to monitor enemy activity along the Delaware.

Patterson Farm, Artists of Yardley Center

“Patterson Farm” … Oil on Board … 18″x40″
I’ve finally painted the home of the Artists of Yardley. This is a long expansive farmscape- measuring 40″ long. I finally found a composition, lighting and time of year that worked for me. I also had this unusual size board laying around and it really lent itself to the composition. Great size for over a mantle. I painted this while listening to lots of solo piano music with thick paint, directional brushstrokes, light flickering sky, brightly lit barns, deep shadowed foreground, waving wheat fields and fresh spring colors on my mind. Midway through this painting my palette fell to the floor for no apparent reason and shattered. I’ll be using my backup, palette paper, until I can make a new one.