Friday, October 12, 2018

2018 Chesterfield Heritage Plein Air

The paintings in this post are part of the exhibition for the 2018 Chesterfield Heritage Plein Air event sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society.  The event opening was on October 13, 2018 at the Chesterfield Historical Society's headquarters at 2 Front Street, Crosswicks New Jersey.  Copyright 2018 Charles Snell.

October Field. 5 in. x 7 in. oil on canvas (sold)

Meetinghouse. 4 in. x 8 in. oil on copper (sold)

Evening October Field Two.  6 in. x 12 in. oil on aluminum

526 Nocturne.  12 in. x 12 in. oil on aluminum

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Vincentown Plein Air 2018

Sawmill Pond. 12 in. x 16 in. oil on aluminum
The painting was done during the 2018 Vincentown (NJ) Plein Air event.  It is a view of the Vincentown Millpond as seen from the park on Race Street.  This painting was awarded 3rd place in the event.  Copyright 2018 Charles Snell.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Recent Work

Bayou Dawn - Oil on Copper - 12" x 18"

Bay Sunset - Oil on Paper - 12" x 16" (NFS)
Fly - Oil on Board - 16" x 20"
Poppy's - Oil on Board - 16" x 20" (sold)
Bridge Work - Oil on Panel - 9" x 12"
Mother's Morning Stroll - Oil on Copper 12" x 18"
Shown here are recent paintings completed for the LBIF Plein Air Plus and the Burlington Plein Air events.  The painting "Bridge Work" was awarded 3rd place for the 2018 Burlington Plein Air paint out.  All work copyright 2018 Charles Snell.

Sunday, July 15, 2018


Cornwall CT - 5" x 7" oil on muslin mounted to MDF
Painted en plein air at Cornwall, Connecticut at a recent paint out.  Many thanks to Onwarin Hanson and John MacDonald for organizing and hosting the paint out. Predominant colors used in this painting included cadmium yellow lemon, cadmium red deep, Prussian blue, Vasari raw umber, permanent magenta, cremnitz + zinc white.  Some adjustments were done in the studio...  Copyright 2018 Charles Snell.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

2018 Historic Medford Plein Air

ITA 101 - 16 x 12 oil on board. (sold)
The painting ITA 101 is a nocturne painted as part of the 2018 Historic Medford Plein Air event in Medford, New Jersey.  This painting was awarded an honorable mention.  Copyright 2018 Charles Snell.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Chestertown Paint the Town 2018

Caboose - oil on panel.  11 x 14.  (sold)

Sultana - oil on panel.  9 x 12.

Betterton - oil on copper.  4 x 6.  (sold)
Works shown were exhibited at the Chestertown (Maryland) 2018 "Paint the Town" plein air event.  Caboose and Sultana were completed using water miscible oil paint.  Copyright 2018 Charles Snell.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Paint Snow Hill 2018

Feed Mill - 8x10 oil on panel
River - 4 x 6 oil on copper (sold)

Marsh I - 12 x 16 oil on board

Marsh 2 - 8 x 10 oil on panel

Nocturne - 9 x 12 oil on panel (sold)

Whiton Road - 8 x 16 oil on panel 
(private collection)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Recent Work

Westfield at Moorestown NJ.  9 in x 15 in, oil on paper

Mountain Farm I.  9 in x 15 in, watercolor on paper

Mountain Farm II.  8 in x 11 in, watercolor on paper

The oil painting was started as a plein air study on a rainy February day.  The larger watercolor was completed in a workshop led by Mick McAndrews.  The smaller watercolor was created after the workshop with a different color scheme.  For each painting, the surface is 140# watercolor paper, initially coated with two coats of Golden brand gloss polymer varnish. (c) 2018 Charles Snell.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

January Plein Air

Both paintings done en plein air after recent snowfalls.  (c) 2018 Charles Snell.

At Washington Crossing. 9" x 15" oil on paper

Mullica River. 9" x 15" oil on paper