Had an wonderful experience with a small group of incredibly fine artist in the Hartford Art School MFA in Illustration program. Here’s an awesome video that classmate Dave Yee put together that says it all:
Not every plein-air painting works out well but its good to keep practicing anyway.
Somewhere in the Eastern foothills of the Shenandoah National Park.
I have tried to paint this view three times so far and will just settle with this final attempt. The shadows and light move so quickly in the afternoon and its difficult to capture so much change in one painting session. This is the Innis House on the Sunken Road of Fredericksburg Battlefield which somehow survived chaos (though it was heavily riddled with bullet holes).
It was a great Fall weekend to get out and go camping with the family at Westmoreland State Park, Virginia. I was able to do some plein-air painting Saturday AM at Fossil Beach.
Another “View From Chatham”, 9×12″, oil on panel … different time of day and different combination of colors.
View of Fredericksburg From Chatham Manor, 9×12″, oil on panel
Here’s the finished portrait of Grace, 16×20″, oil on board:
“Hanover and Princess Anne”, 9″x12″, oil on panel, plein-air