Sunday, May 31, 2015

Whitemarsh Plein Air 2015

The two paintings shown here were my entries in the Whitemarsh Plein Air 2015 event, held in Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania.  The first painting was awarded the Whitemarsh Twp Award for Excellence (sponsored by Amy Grossman).  Copyright 2015 Charles Snell.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


I did a study of the iris that are blooming.  For the violet shades, I experimented with using cobalt violet, manganese violet, Winsor violet (dioxazine), and a mix of phthalo blue with quinacridone magenta.  For this composition, Winsor violet was the best.  Copyright 2015 Charles Snell.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Mt Holly - White St.

Recently I painted in Mt. Holly, New Jersey with the Rancocas Valley Plein Air Painters.  The painting is a view of White Street.  Most of the work was done with a painting knife.  (c) 2015 Charles Snell.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Manor House

The manor house at the Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart is shown above.  This painting will be on exhibit at the academy. (c) 2015 Charles Snell.