Monday, November 23, 2015


The String of Pearls exhibition is currently running at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center , 114 South Washington Street, Easton Maryland until the end of the year. The show is to help bring attention to the threats the Chesapeake Bay faces and how landowners can help. Artists are pared to different properties and visit each site to observe and to paint. I was fortunate to have two properties to work from so within the limited time I had, a few small plein air studies were done on site then larger paintings were finished in the studio.
Cold Reflection, oil on canvas, 8" x 10" (above).

Some of the views from the properties were magnificent, here I am looking downriver towards the bridge we crossed when driving there. We were blessed with great weather on both occasions and that always makes plein air painting so much easier.
Sundown, oil on canvas, 7" x 9".

The view here is from the lower fields looking East up towards the farmhouse and storage barn.
A New Dawn, oil on canvas, 15" x 20".

I really enjoyed walking around exploring and discovering different corners of each property, here the view is across the fish pond towards a shady area with mature trees - a warm late-summer day.
Deer Stand, oil on canvas, 9" x 12". SOLD.

I found many such views like this and could have painted there for days.
Edge of the Wood, oil on canvas, 5" x 7". SOLD.

Looking into the water was mesmerizing - the sun, the ripples and my thoughts drifted, I felt totally at peace.
Sun Reflections, oil on canvas, 9" x 7".
I'll try and post the whole exhibition online as I am not sure that the public can otherwise access the show.

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