The Star Barn

American Gothic is a rather famous painting named for the house in the background.  That house is an excellent example of the Carpenter Gothic style.  In the late 19th century, the Gothic style made a comeback, and Carpenter Gothic was a purely American application of this revival.  It was seen in just about every kind […]

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Study on the Wyeths

As a native Pennsylvanian, I’m extremely proud of our state’s artistic heritage.  Some of my favorite artists established studios not too far from my home.  N. C. Wyeth established his home and studio near Chadds Ford, and two more generations of Wyeths followed in his artistic steps.  I would have to say that I enjoy […]

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Watercolor Sketch

This painting became more of a color and light study rather than a portrayal of columns in a cathedral.  There was too much detail to cover on a small piece of paper, and I didn’t want the piece to look over-worked, so I focused on shadows and the colors we find in them.   The […]

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An Old Treasure

One of my family’s hobbies is to go antiquing.  Quite frequently, too.  We usually never buy anything, we just dream and browse.  Occasionally, though, one of us will find a treasure shining in its corner for a price we can’t pass up. So it was one day when I rounded a corner in the back […]

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On the Wings of the Storm

For this particular painting, I tried to distance myself from what I’m used to and try a different style.   So I have a weird bird’s eye perspective (something I’ve never done before, and I’m not sure it worked) and some rather fanciful looking clouds.   I decided to leave further horizons out of the […]

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White on White

The weather here has gotten cooler, not enough for snow, but enough to put me in the mood for snow, so I painted the following: Life has been busy, and I’ve struggled to fit painting back into my schedule, so I’m happy to bring this to you. I recently received the little palette I won […]

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The Ephrata Cloister

I always thought it was interesting to see early American architecture influenced by Old-World cultures.  The Ephrata Cloister has some interesting specimens of 17th and 18th century German architecture, built with what supplies the settlers had at their disposal. The two main buildings at the Cloister (the Sister House and the Brother House) are quite […]

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