Two more paintings from the visits to Olana. The top image was created with a limited palette (white, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson and lamp black). The bottom image shows the view across the Hudson River. (c) 2014 Charles Snell.
While in Greenville, we painted at the local town park on a sunny day. For a change, I painted most of this painting with my right hand. By doing so, I could not put much detail into the painting. It was a good experience. (c) 2014 Charles Snell.
The kitchen at the Greenville Arms is a busy place - I decided to paint a nocturne showing the view through the kitchen window. There is a stained glass dragonfly that complements the architecture of this charming structure from the Victorian Era. (c) 2014 Charles Snell.
As part of the workshop in Greenville, New York, our group practiced plein air value studies using acrylic paint, with a single color. For this painting of the field at the New Baltimore Conservancy, I started with a loose sketch using cerulean blue acrylic ink. After the sketch dried, I painted using mixes of acrylic burnt umber and white. It is an odd size panel (5.75 in. x 11 in.) from leftover medium density fiberboard. (c) 2014 Charles Snell.
is a 12" x 16" plein air oil sketch of the coffee house Jersey Java in
Haddonfield, New Jersey. As one would expect for a beautiful Saturday
morning, there were customers chatting outside... giving me the opportunity to add a few figures! (c) 2014 Charles Snell.