Recent Paintings 2.0

Yesterday I posted a group of recent still life paintings- today I thought I should put up all of the other work I have been up to over the past few months.  Though I do like painting still life I have been exploring some techniques in painting that are best suited to the landscape.  Some of these are sketches, and some took really quite a bit of time.  All of them are pushing my painting towards the more ‘broken brush’, impressionist-vein tradition I have been working at the past few years.

 

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Blue Rocks Docks, Slack Tide 35×43″ oil on linen

 

The above painting is from the fall but I had forgotten to get an image before it left the studio.  It’s a studio picture, done from one of my on-site paintings in Nova Scotia last August.  Painting it was done from below, for comparison’s sake:

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Backlit Docks, Blue Rocks, 12×16″

 

The below four are all from Vermont, though different trips.  The weather was particularly difficult both times, it was good to get out, but snow mixed with ice, rain, sleet and wind isn’t fun.  I spent a weekend painting alone, staying with friends that were snowboarding at Okemo, and another short trip up with Stapleton Kearns and TM Nicholas.

 

Tunbridge Mill

Tunbridge Mill 14×10″ 

 

Wallingford Barn

Grey Morning in Wallingford 12×16″ 

 

Ludlow

Ludlow 10×14″

 

Tunbridge

Melting Snow, Tunbridge 12×16″

 

 

Angie by Window

Angie by Window 20×12″

 

 

The below two were longer projects, all done outside, only touched up occasionally in the studio, in between sessions.

 

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Codman Farm 28×37″

The above painting has been a long haul- I realized after finally finishing it that I started it way back in December 2013.  Photo metadata is a great way to pinpoint when you started a painting 😉

 

Codman

 

 

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Clearing skies at Drumlin Farm 22×28″

I have done blog posts on the process of both the above and below paintings; click here for ‘Drumlin Farm’ which started out as a demo at my winter workshop in January, and click here for the previous post on the below painting, ‘Peters Hill’ which became more of a studio picture than a pure outdoor piece

 

Peters Hill

Peters Hill 20×24″

below an iPhone closeup of some of the directional, opaque brushwork.

broken color

 

 

I have another couple of paintings I am finishing indoors from the winter season, but it will probably be some time before they’re ready.  If I get them done soon I will update this post.  Next blog post will be on recent drawings.

Tinmouth Barn

Unfinished painting in Tinmouth, VT