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Meadow Grove Fields (plein air). 11x14, oil on linen panel. 2015 Meadow Grove Farm in Upperville, VA is one of my favorite paint-out locations: lot of distant views across the fields, animals in abundance, a variety of scenery, trees singular and clustered, and the ever-present Blue Ridge.  In

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Eros. 20x24, oil on linen. 2015. Firstly, I should be honest and say that I finished painting Eros on New Year's Eve but since I'm unveiling the painting today I'm calling it a 2015 painting.  The benefit of this, of course, is that I can convince myself that I'm getting off to a very productiv

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Black Faced Ram Sketch. 8x8, oil on linen. 2014 I painted this small sketch of a black faced ram at Weatherlea Farm in part because I wanted to try a creating something a little darker than usual.   I had taken a series of photos in the shadow cast by the large barn and there was only a trace o

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Weatherlea Ram. 14x11, oil on linen panel. 2014 I started this painting as a demo for workshop I held over the weekend. Unfortunately I talked for way too long and only had time to do the block in so I had to do most of the painting work today. The focus of the workshop was on the creative process f

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Morning Light. 16x20, oil on linen. 2014. I started work on this painting two months ago and left it hanging unfinished on my studio wall before revisiting the design and adding the sheep this week.  I spent a few hours on the sheep and additional layers of glazing and scumbling to bring it clo

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