Category Archives: waterscape

The Colors of Autumn and Coming of Winter, “Autumn in the Valley”

Sloping hills blaze with autumn color at a rocky, rippled bend in Chartiers Creek, yet on the horizon deep gray-purple clouds hover; although the day was sunny I remember it being distinctly chilly with a sharpness to the breeze, especially on the water in a canoe, and winter is literally on the horizon. I took […]

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September 2017 #30PaintingsIn30Days Review

Thirteen new paintings in one month is not bad, especially when they’re images I’ve been intending to paint either for only days, or for decades, and I really like each one of them. One thing I caught myself doing this time was putting my goal of a variety in medium and subject, size and style […]

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#30paintingsin30days, Day 27: I Want To Be Where That Gull Is Standing

Really, it’s true, I just decided to be honest with the title. The seagull is standing on a beach on Hilton Head Island and I’d like to be there at just about any point, weather conditional. I took photos of the beach when I visited my niece and I’m just working my way around to […]

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#30paintingsin30days, Day 26: Allegheny River Reflections, Pastel

This is a view of the Allegheny River in Western Pennsylvania, seen from Tarentum. I took a quick walk through the park along the river on a beautiful autumn day and took as many photos as I could. The hill is very high and steep behind this row of trees and otherwise the hill comes […]

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#30paintingsin30days Day 13: Sunset Cruise

I took the reference photo for this in 2005. It’s been waiting 12 years to be painted. It was indeed a sunset cruise…down Chartiers Creek on a perfect July evening. Not only the delicate light on the nearly still water and the clear sky gradating up to deep blue, but the curve of the hills […]

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Calendar Designs, Anyone?

When I was at my Panhandle Trail exhibit last weekend a woman parked her bike outside of my tent, stopped in and noted all the familiar places in my photos and art, and then she asked for the calendar. I had intended to design a poster calendar, but I had no calendars at all with […]

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Serenity, A Long Summer Sunset

This sailboat drifted lazily for hours on the calm waters of Lake Arthur in Western Pennsylvania. As the August afternoon tended toward evening, the sky began to grow pink and the shadows darkened and lengthened, and the serene moment seemed to last for hours. Painted en plein air as I sat on one of the […]

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Burnished Waves, Sold Original

Original paintings don’t sell too often so it’s always a celebration when I do. This painting was purchased by the person who bought most of my other waterscapes, and who grew up on the shores of this lake. This original pastel was painted en plein air as I stood on a beach at sunset on […]

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Wishing I Was There

I didn’t get to see the beach for the first time until I was 31 years old. But it was like a reunion, I felt as if I’d known it all my life the first time I ran from the parking lot, across the pier and steps and out onto the sand on a beach […]

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Sweet Summertime: 25% off all Summer Originals and Prints

It’s hard to believe the longest day of the year is past already! It’s sweet summertime. Windows open to the long days, lots of sunshine along with the heat and storms of summer, I may not enjoy the last two so much but I do love the freedom of leaving the windows open day and […]

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