American Impressionist Oil Painter

Oil on Linen Panel
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8.25" x 15"

This painting features a house and shed on the outskirts of Watkinsville, GA. This piece was so fun to paint and the interplay of the house with the foliage made for some incredibly  interesting edges. At places in the painting the two seem to meld together and at other spots they are as crisp as can be. Just such an interesting thing to explore. This painting was juried into the 2023 Southworks exhibit at OCAF and also was selected for the 2023 American Impressionist Society Associate Member Exhibit.

Oil on Linen
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16" x 24"

This painting is a larger version of a Plein Air study I had done earlier in the year. The light was so warm while I was painting and it was so much fun to capture that on a larger canvas. The Golden Road was recently displays at the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) 2023 Member’s Exhibition in Watkinsville, GA.

Oil on Linen Panel
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8" x 16"

Here’s a Plein Air piece featuring a field near Duluth, GA. It was painted as part of the Paint Duluth event in 2017. The odd thing about Plein Air events is that when the sun comes up you just go paint. There are really only two full days to paint and you’ve got to get out and make the most of the time.

The weather was threatening rain all day but I got my gear together and proceeded to try and get something in. Out of nowhere the clouds parted and for a nice two hour window it was just perfect painting weather. So I was literally trying to make hay while the sun shined.

This was one of those moments too where things just clicked. I had been working like crazy on painting in the months leading up to this and it was so refreshing to be able to let it flow out and onto the canvas.

Here’s my first piece from yesterday along the water in New Bern, NC. Incredibly fun day and got to meet so many people. #pleinair #pleinairpainting #newbern #marineart #fineart #northcarolina
This one was so much fun to paint. I loved the way the shed seemed to dissolve into the woods and how the light filtered through the trees on the house. It’s ramshackle but also beautiful. 
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Here are some clouds off Bald Head Island from when it was warmer. 
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This past summer, I took Claudia Rilling’s Foundations of Landscape Painting class. This painting was done as part of that class and seemed to be a turning point where so many things gelled for me. I finally was able to see the “painting” in my photos, and this opened a whole new world of possibilities. Fun!
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Extra Athensy vinyl delivery today. It’s weirdly appropriate that these two should arrive in the same day as they pretty much bookended my time in the classic city. Unsurprisingly, both these records make a lot more sense at 47 than they did at 17.

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