Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Olana - Two Views

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.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Town Park, Greenville

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.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Diptych - Pond at Olana

While painting at Olana during the workshop with John MacDonald, I tried something different by taking two small panels and painting a diptych of the pond. (c) 2014 Charles Snell.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Greenville Arms (nocturne)

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.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Baltimore Conservancy

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.

Jersey Java

Here 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.