Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Empty Barn
oil on panel  6" x 8"
As far as I can tell, this barn sat right about where the middle of a new high school just north of Purcellville, Virginia now sits.  It was a great place to work - I could drive my truck back in among the sheds and barns and fields. No one around and interesting subjects to work from. In this one I've just tried to keep it simple and minimize brushwork, trying to catch the light pouring in around the edges.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

On The Way To Middleburg
oil on canvas
28" x 50"

Early fall, brisk weather, and a runaway sky full of nimbus clouds racing overhead like a stampede. working in a brush - dropping frenzy, trying to grab hold of being alive in that moment. 
About as good as life gets!