Monday, June 09, 2014

A Little Bit from Ireland

Cows at Pasture, Ireland, 2014, ball point pen in Moleskine sketchbook
Ireland is an amazing place, there is so much to take in and inspiration manifested itself continuously as we toured through the different towns of the countryside.  We were constantly on the move, but no matter what I still managed to sneak in a little bit of time to sketch and watercolor. Here are three views of the many I got to experience in my recent trip Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher, 2014, watercolor on paper, 6 3/4 x 10 inches 

Irish Countryside, 2014, watercolor on paper, 6 3/4 x 10 inches 


Thursday, June 05, 2014

New Plein Air Paintings

Here they are, the most recent plein air paintings from Central Park and from a weekend trip to Olivebridge, New York. I have come to the realization lately that I'm no longer a studio painter, it bores me to bee sitting in a room surrounded by four walls with a ton of canvases and bad lighting! The more time I have on a painting the more I doubt myself and unnesesary changes happen, ruining most of my work. Painting outdoors forces me to make quick decisions while trying to capture the scene in front of me. It's  a race against time as the minutes go by and light changes. This is an exciting challenge and I relish in it. This summer will be a good one, I can feel it!
North Woods Waterfall, Spring, 2014, oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches 

In the Woods of Olivebridge, 2014, oil on linen, 11 x 9 inches

Olivebridge View of the Catskills, Early Afternoon, 2014, oil on linen, 9 x 11 inches

Olivebridge View of the Catskills, Late Afternoon, 2014, oil on linen, 9 x 11 inches