Nine Weeks of Outdoor Painting in Italy: The Wrap Up

I’m back . For almost three months now. I returned May 9th. I had a terrific time. It was a long trip and it had its up and downs, but it met its goal, which was to get away from my regular life and refocus my attention on painting. And there are few better placesContinue reading “Nine Weeks of Outdoor Painting in Italy: The Wrap Up”

Florence, Italy Paintings , Spring 2016, Pt. 2

Here’s a second set of paintings from Florence, Italy. All painted  on site, 9 x 12 in. and in oils. Florence  and environs is a terrific place to paint. But I have to say, my personal logistics are eating up a lot of time that I would rather spend painting.  I’m happy with my work,Continue reading “Florence, Italy Paintings , Spring 2016, Pt. 2”

Florence, Italy Paintings, Spring 2016

I’ve now been in Florence for about two weeks. It was quite a bit of trouble to find inexpensive housing for the month, But eventually I found something, albeit a little on the outskirts. But I borrowed a bike from a friend, and that’s made it possible to get around in a timely fashion. All theseContinue reading “Florence, Italy Paintings, Spring 2016”

Rome, Italy Paintings – Spring 2016, pt.2

Here is a second group of paintings done in Rome in the spring of 2016. These paintings are all 9 x 12″, oil on linen. I’m in Florence now and soon you should start seeing some paintings from here. There are some logistical problems getting housing here, but I have it all sorted now. IContinue reading “Rome, Italy Paintings – Spring 2016, pt.2”

Solomons, Maryland Outdoor Painting Event

  I did two plein air competitions in the summer of 2014. One, in Castine Maine, which  I wrote about previously. The second one was in Solomons, Maryland, which is an appealing town on the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. It had a little bit the feeling of my area in Maine – a seasideContinue reading “Solomons, Maryland Outdoor Painting Event”

Castine, Maine Outdoor Painting Event

Here is an overdue post.  But perhaps with spring only 3 weeks away, thoughts of summer are now  becoming more realistic. This was a wonderful painting event that I did in July of 2014,  in a gorgeous town just a few hour drive from my home in Rockland, Maine. Castine is quite an interesting placeContinue reading “Castine, Maine Outdoor Painting Event”