Monday, December 19, 2011

last weeks sketch

It was around 24˚ and still no wind. Frost on the
grasses. Stayed for a while to finish this sketch looking
down from the hill. I needed coffee that morning.
Enjoy ! -Ed

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Long Beach 2011

Just finished this painting today. Nice to remember
the summer as winter approaches.
Enjoy!! Ed

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Red Mums 2011

Long Beach Heaven 2011

All most finished with this 44"x 31" painting of
a scene from a vacation spot on LBI New Jersey.
I just wanted to see how it looked in the frame.
This would look good in the den over the winter months.
Enjoy! Ed

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Art in the Park 2011 Show

Had a good time at the Art in the Park Event
on Sunday. The weather held out and lots of
people showed up to see the show. Enjoy!! Ed

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Red Geraniums

I used the last of my backyard flowers to paint
this still life. Summer is over and fall will take the
stage. I will try to get out there Sunday. Enjoy ED

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Long Beach Island

I sketched out this painting from memory
about a couple days stay at Long Beach Island NJ
this past summer. I would like to get down there again
before the winter. On vacation I spend a lot of time
on the beach just stairing at the ocean. Enjoy! ED

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Laborers

Went back to work on one of my favorite paintings.
Finally finished it after some years of negelecting it.
Thats how it is, they call to you to finish them.
Enjoy! Ed

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Corona

Didn't know what to paint that day. Saw an empty
Corona bottle cut some flowers from the backyard
and off I went. You can place anything in the north light
and it will look beautiful. I use an old masonite panel
to paint this on. I had fun that day. Enjoy!

Painting The Student

I worked on this yesterday in north light.
By working this way I was able to add more
greens, reds, orange and silver to tone down
the values and make them look softer.
Enjoy! ED

Saturday, July 23, 2011

New project "The Student"

Started a summer project last week.
When you get 100° days it's no fun
painting outside. I had a 18"x 24"
blank framed linen lying around in my
studio. I started painting , the first
phase. I will post the next phase in
a week or two.

Available For Sale

"The Black Vase" 16"x 20"oil on linen.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Summer Flowers 14 x11 oil on linen

This painting is on display at the Summer Show
in The Ridgewood Barn Gallery at 12 East Glen
avenue until August 29th.
Stop in ... Enjoy the Show!!! ED

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Self Portrait

For sometime I've been working
on a self portrait. I found it was
challenging and hard to do. Looking
in a mirror and painting. Like trying
to hit a moving target.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Blank Canvas

I set out to paint a beach scene on that beautiful
day down Island Beach State Park.
I even forgot to bring my palette knife.
Didn't get a sketch that day.
The day was still beautiful... ED

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pink Dogwood

Took a day off and painted in the studio from
9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Its the toughest job you
will ever love. Had fun painting some dogwood
branches from the yard. Turned out an Oriental
looking painting that day. Enjoy!...ED

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring is Here!!

Painted at Skylands Sunday. It was windy,
temperature was on cool side 45°-42° with the
wind chill. Lots of light effects with sun moving
in and out of the clouds. Nice day, was to cold for
bugs. Felt good to come home with a Spring sketch
for a change. Enjoy! ED

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring is not here yet!!

Went up to Ringwood Sunday morning.
The wind was chilly, about 29° we set up
in the south part over looking the lake. The grasses
were a bright straw color in full sun. It was next to
impossible to to get the value of the grasses bright enough.
With the help of a little Permalba White w/ linseed oil and
cad yellow medium, I managed to get a little closer.
It was a great morning....Enjoy ED

Monday, March 21, 2011

St. Catherine of Bologna Patron of the Arts 12th Annual

Friday night I was really surprised to have won
a third place award at the 12th Annual St. Catherine
of Bologna Patron of the Arts Association show.
The real prize was that my friends that I work with and
their families showed up their. I was totally surprised.
The show was amazing the people were friendly and the
company was great. The people who put this show together
went all out. The food and entertainment was amazing.
Thank you all it was great fun. Enjoy!!! ED

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Happy Customer 2011

Great to see Dan's happy with his gift for his girl
friends Birthday. Marj enjoys taking pictures of
light houses when she's on vacation with Dan.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Finished Painting

Finished the painting over the week end.
All ready for you to pick up with frame I picked out.
Enjoy!!! ED

Friday, March 4, 2011

Dalvay Light 3

Sorry this photo came out bad it was dark this
morning and I shot it without a flash. There is
way more color in this painting that you can
see right now. Last night I worked on the sand
and grasses. I worked in a lot of reds into the sand.
I also added sunlight on top plains with blue into
the shadows. I need next to work on the lighthouse
again to finish the rails. Were getting there....Enjoy!!!ED

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Last Snow 2011

Painted with the group at Ringwood Sunday.
There was some wind gust but the temp was mid 30°s
nice for staying out a little longer. I painted on a 24x18
linen canvas. I wanted to use bigger brushes and have some fun
painting the clouds and sky. Anyway while walking back to the
parking lot a gust of wind below my canvas down the parking lot.

It landed face down on the pavement picking up every morsel of
sand and dirt it touched. I picked it up used a four inch brush to wipe
off as much as I could. Some of the clouds are still there I could make
them out. Anyway I cooled down a little and thought I still had a
great morning being up here!!!! Enjoy! ED

Dalvay Light phase 2

I worked on the painting over the weekend. I was
a little easier this time with the reds being dry. I
would like to finish the details on the light house
this week. I can't wait to bring it to the studio and
work up more color into the sand and grasses...
Enjoy!!! ED

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dalvay Lighthouse 2011

I was recently a commissioned to paint the
Dalvay Lighthouse in Prince Edward Island
Canada. I just started massing in the colors
and came up with the light effect. Enjoy! ED

Monday, February 14, 2011

Painting is like fishing

Sunday Feb 13th got up to paint looked like an
over cast uninspiring day. I threw my paints
and easel into the car and stopped for coffee on
my way up to the mountains. Temperature was
19° we walked over the ice crusted snow on near
the river edge. I was glad to capture this moment
on this day. You never know. Painting is like fishing.
Enjoy! ED

Friday, February 11, 2011

Painting From Memory

Coming home from work heading north on rt 287
I noticed out my car window a beautiful thing happening.
The warm air from the sun setting was hitting the cold air.
Creating a special effect that only mother nature could produce.
I was powerless to stop or take a picture so I took the snap shot
with my mind. I sketched it as I remembered it in the studio
last night. Enjoy!-Ed

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Boxer 2011

A fellow artist got her son to model
as a fighter last week. Had lots of fun
painting him. Great subjects get the juices

Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 Juried Show

My painting the Tu Tu was excepted to
hang on the wall in the 2011 Show. She is
in the bottom row center in the old gold frame
Enjoy !!!

2011 winter sketch

Finally got to paint outside with the group again
after the snows. It was about 30° after the sun
warmed things up. Sketched the little red shack.