“Gone Fishin’,” acrylic on canvas panel, 6 x 12 inches, $350, framed, available at Bishop’s Stock Fine Art
Once again Ann Coates of Bishop’s Stock Fine Art has hand selected paintings from the Paint Snow Hill event to feature in a group show at the gallery in the month of May. My painting “Gone Fishin’” will be included in the show.
Best of all, I will be at the Opening Reception! Come, tell me what you think of the featured Australian wine. Here’s the important info:
Plein Air Paintings
Friday, May 5th, 5-8pm
202 West Green Street
Snow Hill, MD
There are all kinds of fun things happening that evening around town for First Friday and Cinco de Mayo.
And if you need further enticement, half of the gallery will be an exhibition of Meg Walsh’s paintings. She is from Easton, Maryland, belongs to the exclusive Washington Landscape Society, and her artwork is absolutely delightful. I can’t wait to introduce you--you’re really going to enjoy talking with Meg.
But, wait! There’s more…artwork of mine at Bishop’s Stock right now. All trees. Let me show you.
My other job is full time stay-at-home-mom, so I take whatever peaceful moments I can get. As the sun came up behind the Mystic Harbor trailer park, I got to enjoy the double rare treat of watching sunrise and drinking my coffee in chilly solitude. This painting was made en plein air during Paint Snow Hill 2016.
Sunrise over the runoff pond at Calvert Marina. I made this at the end of a plein air painting session. Initially I was using up the leftover paint on my palette. But then it took on a life of its own and ended up being the best thing I painted all morning.
“Driving Home,” acrylic on canvas panel, 6 x 6 inches, $225, framed, available at Bishop’s Stock Fine Art
We had a blizzard early in 2016, and I got snowed-in at my part time job for 3 days. This painting—although not a snowy scene—is meant to convey my feelings of relief and joy to be driving home on the highway as the sun began to set on a very long weekend. This painting was made in my studio, from photo reference and memory.
Early morning near the Patuxent River at Brown’s Bridge Rec Area. It was overcast and the light came up very slowly, so this painting was well underway before I could make out the field of dead, yellowing grasses. A very pleasant surprise. This painting was made en plein air.
Another early morning near the Patuxent River at Brown’s Bridge Rec Area. I snuck away from my sleeping family before sunrise on Thanksgiving to paint for a little while. It was overcast, and the peak fall colors were long gone. But I think I captured the wet woods as they were. In the shadows just behind the nearer, light-trunked trees is a creek that feeds into the river. Everyone was just waking up when I returned. This painting was made en plein air.
Also available at the gallery right now are these 4 paintings from my Memory Project, each 6 x 6 inches, unframed, $175, clockwise from the top left: “Whisper Now,” “To Tell the Truth,” “Cracked Map,” and “Fragmented.” (More about the Memory Project HERE.)
Whew, this post was a lot longer than I thought it was going to be. If you're still with me, then WOW! Thank you, for hanging in there. I hope to see you at the reception!
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