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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

light on the river

Last week in Philadelphia the weather was uncommonly beautiful... 3 days of bright sunshine with high temps in the 70's made for amazing painting weather. It felt like Fall in August!  Luckily for me, my schedule was clear and I was able to get up and head out very early to paint 3 days in a row. The first 2 mornings yielded some potentially decent starts in the Rittenhouse square area of the city, but the 3rd day I was awestruck with the light as I drove down Kelly Drive and saw the light on the Schuylkill river. It was a rich gold color with the Columbia Bridge reflections, packed with rowers, onlooking geese, and even a fisherman showed up to bring some interest to my painting.

This sketch, 12 x 24, was done en plein air, followed by a studio session...

Friday, August 9, 2013

vacation sketching

Artists know they can never really take a vacation as they must always be looking for new material...
One of my favorite spots is Squam Lake in New Hampshire, a vacation from the reality of cell phones, TV and internet, but not a vacation from artistic endeavors! Here are 3 oil sketches I was able to complete during a recent week at Squam...

Squam morning view from Shafer dock   9 x 12

Morning mist rising   9 x 12
Fishing near Durgin Bridge

Friday, June 21, 2013

Manayunk Workshop

Liz working quickly on the first day
My 2-day Main Line Art Center Painting Workshop in Manayunk was a blast... fantastic group of painters, perfect weather, and a wonderful group critique complete with Prosecco in my studio afterwards...

Margo in action

Betsy dealing with onlookers

Angela nails it!

Monique choosing a quieter view

Will post paintings here soon...

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Gross McCleaf Gallery now representing my work

My work can now be found Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia!

Gross McCleaf Gallery represents local and national artists with a focus on Contemporary Art. The gallery has been active in the Philadelphia arts community for over forty years, advising collectors and placing artists’ work in museums throughout the greater Philadelphia region. Gross McCleaf features monthly rotating exhibitions in two main galleries, special events, artist talks, and an extensive inventory. Our mission is to promote mid-career artists, while seeking to build the careers of emerging talents.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring News!

3rd Place in Plein Air Magazine's January/February Salon Competition!

I have just learned that my painting, "Plastic Land"  36 x 72 will be considered in the final round of this National competition!
Plein Air Salon recent awards

Also, I am thrilled that Newman & Saunders Gallery in Wayne, PA is now exhibiting my work.  Stop in to visit this wonderful gallery which includes many exceptional artists!
Red in the City  11 x 14  oil on board

Red Corner on Main St. 12 x 24  oil on board

Sunflower Carpet  12 x 16  oil on board

Also, I am teaching Beginning Oils for a 5 week session starting april 8. Click here for more info!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January Exhibit

Exhibit at Waverly Auditorium- January 2013

What a wonderful experience to hold an exhibit at Waverly Heights in Gladwyne, PA.

The place was well-lit, accommodated more than 40 paintings, the residents were so appreciative and so many friends and art lovers came to the Opening. Thank you Waverly!

Thanks also to my sister Susan Moynihan, who put together this amazing video of our Gaillac Workshop from July of 2012