Thursday, January 10, 2013

From the Back Burner - Day 9 - 30 Paintings in 30 Days

A couple of years ago I visited  Fairmount  Park just outside of Philadelphia. It's a hilly, wild park with rocks, woods and ravines and a landscape vastly different from where I live in Florida.  At the entrance to the park were 3 or 4 small buildings set back a bit from the roadway. They sat  quietly in the winter day like dignified relics of a time long gone. I began to read about them and sure enough the buildings were what was left of a tiny settlement dating back to the early 1700's, and are the site where the country's first paper mill was built. The woods had grown so thick around them that it was impossible to get back far enough to get an unobstructed  photo with all the buildings in it. Even so, the photo interested me enough to try it as a painting with the quiet feel of a winter day and a time past.

An Old Homestead - oil on canvas panel - 14x11
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The past two days have been difficult for photography. Both this painting and the one below from yesterday, have some interfering glare. I've posted them anyway to keep up with the challenge. When the weather permits, I'll re-shoot them. The scene below is another one from Perdenales State Park.

Winter Meadow - oil on canvas panel - 11x14
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  1. Your water cave and winter meadow are absolute delights, so impressionistic!

    1. Thank you so much! The place was very inspiring with so many interesting things to paint!


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