My booth at an Outdoor Art Show

My booth at an Outdoor Art Show
The best part of an outdoor show is meeting you. If you read my blog, be sure to say Hi to me.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

OPEN HOUSE AT ONE MAN SHOW at The Darlington Arts Center

What began as a sunny morning turned gray and then as we drove to the open house, the rain turned to small snow flakes..that soon turned to larger snow flakes limiting my OPEN HOUSE faced the elements of not the best weather. However we had a number of attendees, hot cider, a little James Taylor Christmas music, home made cookies by Ellen, cheese and wine and our friends Dan and Barbara who helped us celebrate.

Sales were good as almost everyone took home something besides a homemade cookie. The show is open until December 23rd. There are 20 framed originals, 5 limited edition reproductions and giclees and then two filed with reproductions and one with matted originals...........well some of them have been sold.

Hope you can stop by but if not, call me for my next show date in March

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Plein Air painting session in early October

This October I signed up to go painting at an old Mill in Paoli. It was a real experience. The weather was perfect, even if you were not painting. I have attached one of the photos I took that day. The painting was not finished on location as I had to leave early. They had the old wagon in just the right spot with the flags hanging out just for our painting
My first Plein Air painting, which was sold right away, is in a show at the Wayne Art Show from now until early December.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I just returned from the Art on the Green show in Historic New Castle, DE. Weather was sunny and then overcast. Luckily, we had finished and packed up as the first raindrop hit our windshield.
We always enjoy our Art shows....talking to customers and visitors, talking to other artists, learning how to do a better job showing our work and listening to customers tell us about some of the paintings I have done and what they know about the building in my paintings.
I am starting to paint more and realize I am adding more depth to the pictures by using deeper values, adding more color and painting with more contrasts. I have two new paintings at teh printer. One of an old home in Sycamore Mills in Ridley Creek State Park where I walk and get exercise. So come to the Block Party in Ocean City and see if you recognize the newest print. Also remember , if you subscribe to my e-mail list, you will receive my special discount coupon.
Blessings Bruce

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Finished Plein Air Painting

Here is the final painting of "The Office" I completed when I started to paint outside. It has more detail and more vibrant colors. I will definitely do this again.

Friday, July 10, 2009

How I paint outdoors

Here is where I was sitting for my first outdoor painting. I took a chair with side shelf to hold the paints. I rested the watercolor paper on my lap taped to a piece of foam core. It was light and easy to move around

It was a cloudy day but that worked out to our advantage as it,kept the shadow basically the same for most of the day

Here is a view of the building as I looked at it while I was painting. I found I
was able to get better matching of the colors with the stone in the wall and also more depth to the painting. I think that painting outdoors will bring some new depth and accurate color to my watercolors. Next week I will show the final painting.

Outdoor Painting - Plein Aire

I just completed my newest painting by sitting outside to paint. I went to a historic home in Chester County and set up my chair and sat there for most of the day. I painted with my watercolors. Attached is a photograph of the building that was part of the home but is now an office. I was there along with about 25 other artist who were painting mostly with oil colors.

I will go into more detail next with my setup.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

watercolor prints

Breezy Day in Oxford, MD was taken from my calendar from a few years ago. It was one of my favorites as it caught the day perfectly. This store was located on a little dusty street that ended up at a one car ferry and an old Inn that is now a restaurant. I liked the building and the way I captured the sky. I hope you enjoy it. I still have copies of this that come matted for $ 25.00 or to buy a framed one come to one of my shows. To get on my e-mail list for my newsletter, send me an e-mail. And remember to take some time to stop for a few minutes and reflect on what God has done for you.

Painting in progress

This is a watercolor that is in progress. it is an old barn on Gradyville Road that has been there for many years. I am waiting to finish this to use it with a special frame with a Bible verse.