My Sketchbook

Surprising Color in the Early Spring Landscape

Surprising Color in the Early Spring Landscape

As a dedicated plein air painter, I spend a lot of time painting on location.  The immediacy of the scene and impact of atmosphere and sunlight provide a visual impact that I find both intimidating and inspiring. As a resident of Vermont, I paint a lot of winter...

Sketch of the Day – November 10, 2013

Sketch of the Day – November 10, 2013

A little delay in posting this quick sketch.  My wife and I visited my daughter in Burlington, Vermont over the weekend. Being an early riser, I was able to get up and out for a bit of a sketching session on Sunday morning, while everyone else slept. This view is from...

Sketch of the Day – November 4, 2013

Sketch of the Day – November 4, 2013

I've been taking the time to do more plein air painting lately, rather than sketching.  Often I'll have two paintings going at once, so the sketchbooks get ignored.  Today, I was a little pressed for time so I started one plein air painting looking in one direction...

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My Working Process

Shade into Light

Shade into Light

On Tuesday, I posted a new painting, "Side Street", which began as demonstration painting  The post is long and covers the composition and color choices made while painting the demo.  What was left out of that post was any discussion on another question that came up...