Thursday, July 31, 2014

Main Diner

In Westfield, the Main Diner is a very popular restaurant.  I set up across the street from the diner early on Friday morning during Plein Air Westfield.  Several people stopped to talk to me and see the progress on the painting.  This painting was awarded the JFM Enterprises Award for Excellence, sponsored by a distributor of ready-made and custom gallery style fine art frames.  (c) 2014 Charles Snell.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Greystone Nature Preserve

On Wednesday evening during the Plein Air Westfield event, many of the painters met for an evening of painting and a dinner at the Greystone Nature Preserve, in Brocton NY.  The preserve is a 72-acre site with a great view of Lake Erie.  Here I was drawn to the habitat for wildlife, especially for birds.  That's why I named the painting Greystone Habitat.  (c) Charles Snell 2014.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Plein Air Westfield 2014

From July 15 through July 20, I had the good fortune to participate in Plein Air Westfield 2014, hosted by Katherine Brown Galbraith in Westfield, New York.  At this event, fifteen artists from the eastern U.S.A. and Canada painted en plein air within a twenty mile radius of Westfield, culminating in an exhibit at The Station Art Gallery.  My first day of painting was on Wednesday July 16.  I chose to visit the Johnson Estate Winery and paint a scene showing a portion of the beautiful vineyard and a view of the Onondaga Escarpment in the distance.  I have several more paintings to post to the blog... more to follow. (c) 2014 Charles Snell.  All rights reserved.