Oil paintings done plein air in western Pennsylvania.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Ross Mountain, 36 x 48, oil on canvases
During the last week and a half I've been driving to Westmoreland County to paint an historic area near New Florence, Pa. The first painting shows the pristine Tubmill Creek and the other shows a building known simply as the Clubhouse. Each painting is 36 x 48 and each required a lot of work. The building is situated on a hill that overlooks the Ross stone furnace, which can be seen on the left side of the top painting.
I'll be artist-in-residence there this coming July when it is a lush green environment. The winter landscapes should be a nice contrast to that work.
Full time artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. I've been a gravedigger, chicken catcher, landscaper, graphic designer, museum art installer, college instructor, and now, finally, I'm painting everyday, which is what I've been trying to do all along.