Painting Cape Ann Coastal Scenes

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Plein Air Painting

~ Cape Ann’s coastal landscape and spectacular light has long captivated artists. I am delighted to join them in a long lineage of aesthetic history. The surrounding coastal waterways lend themselves to serene compositional arrangements, and offer beautiful color combinations that delight the eye and sooth the spirit. Ever changing seasonal variation gives an artist […]

Exploring Landscape in Pastel~ Marsh Series

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Plein Air Painting

~ The Truth Cannot be Told  ~Lao Tse There is an authenticity and resonance when color, texture and the impression of light congeal in a painting to express the effect of what is observed. This is a thrilling moment. The experience of truth is the reward in painting from Nature. I often use pastel and […]

In Search of Pattern

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Plein Air Painting

~ Selecting and arranging pattern is an essential skill of the artist. The process requires a sensitive eye, trained for the ability to see abstraction. An understanding of dividing a picture plane into a pleasing distribution of shapes of differing value is the motivating force. Seeking and implementing pattern is the quest of  the landscape […]