Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Meadow's Edge was made during my year as
Artist in Residence at Salt Spring State Park
in 2004.

The majority of my plein air paintings have been done in Pennsylvania and they all have trees in them. For those of you not living in Pennsylvania, trees seem to spring to maturity overnight here. My studio sits on a ten acre parcel and I muse about just how many trees I actually own; tens of thousands easily. They shade and heat the studio. I curse their falling branches and the speed with which they shade my rosebushes. I welcome the birds they harbor & feed. In this painting I think we are looking at gray birch, black cherry, white pines, sugar maples and a few dozen others. SOLD

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New York

For several years I was invited to paint in Central Park with a national group of plein air painters. This painting was done in 2004 on the west side of the park.