Nocturne Paintings From the Summer of 2016

The last few years I've started painting many nocturne paintings from life. Which of course means staying up late! Sometimes till 1 or 2 in the morning. These are all paintings from 2016. It's actually a nice time to paint. Usually…

More Summer Paintings - 2015

  Here is another group of my more successful of plein air paintings done this summer. This small painting above is coming up for auction through my painted Journal"painted postcards" blog, where I auction …
Calvert Marine Museum, 10x11 in. oil on linen

Solomons, Maryland Outdoor Painting Event

  I did two plein air competitions in the summer of 2014. One, in Castine Maine, which  I wrote about previously. The second one was in Solomons, Maryland, which is an appealing town on the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. It…
View of castine Harbor, 6 x 6 in. oil on linen.

Castine, Maine Outdoor Painting Event

Here is an overdue post.  But perhaps with spring only 3 weeks away, thoughts of summer are now  becoming more realistic. This was a wonderful painting event that I did in July of 2014,  in a gorgeous town just a few hour drive from my…
Michaelangelos Cloister, Terme di Diocleziane (The Baths of Diocletian),Roma, 10 x 8 in, Oil

Chiostro di Michelangelo, Terme di Diocleziane (The Cloister of Michaelangelo, Baths of Diocletian), Roma, 10 x 8 in, Oil

This was another landscape painting outing with the Sketchcrawl Roma group. Again they had arranged free admission! A couple of us stayed the whole day and then were thrown out by surprised gaurds when they decided to close a little early.…
Behind Castel Sant'Angelo, Roma, 5 x 7 in., Oil
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Behind Castel Sant'Angelo, Roma, 5 x 7 in, Oil

I did this landscape painting in a very pleasant little park behind The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo (English: Castle of the Holy Angel),  which  is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy.…
Veduta del Foro Romano (View of the Roman Forum) 5 x 7 in., Oil

Veduta del Foro Romano (View of the Roman Forum), 5 x 7 in., Oil

I did this landscape painting looking south over the Roman Forum ruins in Rome,Italy. It was a busy spot with tourists until I spilled my mineral spirits on the ground ( accidentally, really!) and then people stayed away from me. The Roman…
Acquedotti di Roma, 5 x 8 in. Oil

Acquedotti di Roma (Roman Aquaduct) , 5 x 8 in. Oil

This is the second   landscape painting I did at the  Parco degli Acquedotti (Park of the Aquaduct), which  is a public park in Rome, Italy. It is part of the Appian Way Regional Park and is of approximately 15 hectares. Although just…
Villa-Sciarra,Roma, 8 x 10 in. Oil

Villa Sciarra, Roma, 8 x 10 in. Oil

I had a wonderful couple sessions making this landscape painting at the Villa Sciarra, which is a a surprisingly quiet park in Rome, Italy named for the villa at its center. It is located  bit up a hill from the  neighborhood of Trastevere.…
Fontana di Venere (Fountain of Venus), Galleria Borghese,Roma, 5X8 in., Oil

Fontana di Venere (Fountain of Venus), Galleria Borghese, Roma, 5 X 8 in., Oil

I painted this painting right behind the Galleria Borghese, which perhaps houses the finest collection of decorative wall art I have ever seen. I had noticed the gardens during my visit, and came back the next day to do two small paintings. This…