Back to PAFA

I will be heading back to PAFA next week and it is time to start posting again. This summer was extremely busy. I worked, taught art to kids, and occasionally got the chance to create art.

Stained glass is a medium that I do not work in very often, but that I really enjoy. One of my favorite stained glass windows is a piece by John La Farge called "Spring" (1902). This piece is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the American section. I always go to see it when I am there.

John La Farge "Spring"

During the last half of the summer, I took a little break from painting and spent a considerable amount of time working on a new stained glass panel. This panel is the second stained glass design that I have made. It is about 36”X 24” and of a simple landscape. I will turn my new panel into a light box and place it in my private studio this fall. Since most private studios at PAFA do not have windows, I though it would help to brighten up the room.

My first stained glass panel was created for the dinning room of my house. It was a simple design with an emphasis on organic shapes. I found it a unique challenge designing for a specific place in my house and was happy with the end result.

More Summer Studies

Hey everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while...this summer has been pretty busy. I've been balancing classes at Penn with trying to work in my studio as much as possible...I still haven't gotten to paint quite as much as I wanted, but at least I've gotten some work done. Here are some of the paintings I've been working on so far...Most of these are very quick studies, just one or two session paintings. A number of them are unfinished, and hopefully I'll get to continue working on them in the next few weeks.

Hope you like them! Till next time!

A Sign of Things to Come?

Well, well, I'm still alive... I think. Just posting a couple of samples of what to expect from me in the near future. The first piece is a 5" x 7" watercolor and the second piece is roughly a 11" x 12" charcoal and pastel. Enjoy all.