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Landscape paintings

Wayne Plein Air Festival

Wayne 2015

Wayne 2015

I’m headed to Wayne! The Wayne Plein Air Festival is held in wonderful Wayne PA just outside Philadelphia. Last year was an excellent exhibition with Juror Ray Roberts graciously awarding my work “Waterwheel” an Honorable Mention.

I am looking forward to seeing old painting friends and making new ones. Most of all, I plan to give my best and by God’s grace produce even better work this year.

Chad

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Incredible Wilmington!

So, the plein air demonstration happened in Wilmington, NC on St. Patrick’s day (notice my green undershirt). Liz Hosier from the Wilmington Art Association was my helpful guide/host for the day supplying a delicious roast beef sub from one of the great downtown delis, yummy. I didn’t know what to expect as far as the turnout but the town of Wilmington blew me away. Liz counted at least 40 people! (see pic below)

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Waxing eloquent…

As you can see,  we were blocking up the entire pier. They were such a wonderful group of people with lots of intelligent questions and all very attentive. Most even laughed at my silly stories. There was one special moment when I invited a passing little girl to participate in the painting. We all had a great time. If you live near Wilmington I highly recommend joining the WAA.

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40+ blocking the pier!

 

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A team effort.

 

 

 

Chad

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Group Exhibition at the Laffer Gallery, NY!

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I will be attending the Laffer Gallery’s Third Annual Upstate Invitational  this Saturday 10/24/15 starting at 6pm. Erik has 17 new plein air  paintings from me ranging from 9×12″ to 24×20″ cityscapes, to landscapes. Joining me for the group show will be wonderful artists Mary Ellen Riell and JoAnn Axford.

Most of the paintings at the exhibition can be seen online here: Laffer Gallery .  Please join us for a fantastic opening!

Warm Regards,

 

Chad

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Opening at 3040

Rustic Pattern 24x18 oil, plein air

Rustic Pattern 24×18 oil, plein air

This Saturday 7/25/15 I will attend an opening for new work at Gallery 3040 in Old Forge NY.  All are welcome, it should be a fun night! The hours are from 5-7 pm. There are several new plein air works in larger formats from 16×20″ up to 20×24″. Additionally, there will be a rare opportunity to peruse various smaller studies from over the years. These will be available for purchase unframed.  As I mentioned, this will be a fun night hope to see you there!

Chad

 

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Cyber Art Show Exhibition!

 

Spring Light 6"x8"

Spring Light 6″x8″

I am pleased to announce a “cyber art exhibition”! Curator Keith Lynwood Stover runs a generous online gallery called “The Cyber Art Show, Artists Supporting Artists”.  Mr. Stover features, in his words, “great impressionist landscape works” in his website each day. Find the link below

My exhibition will be a two day feature retrospective of sorts. Running this Saturday and Sunday there are many works from years past as well as recent pieces including Best of Show and award winning paintings from the American Impressionist Society and others.

This cyber museum has an extensive archive of great artists that I would encourage anyone interested in landscape painting to spend some time perusing. The Cyber Art Show is a free resource so if you take me up on the invitation to visit please consider donating. I think this sort of generous philanthropic display does everyone good and I hope you will consider helping Mr. Stover continue this work.

God bless you,

Chad

 http://www.thecyberartshow.com/

 

 

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American Impressionist Society 2014

I am pleased to announce “Winter Pavilion #4” is on the way to the American Impressionist Society’s national juried exhibition 2014. Abend Gallery in Denver CO is the host this year. It is an honor to participate again this year with what I consider to be my favorite piece in some time.

What makes it so special to me? “Winter Pavilion #4″ is a plein air painting done over two session last winter at 24″x20” in size. I would say all of the above plus the impact of the painting in person always “gives back” the light effect of being there. That is one of my main goals with any painting and this one really shines if I say so myself.

If you can get to Abend Gallery to see it along with all the other, I am sure, spectacular work you won’t be disappointed.

Winter Pavilion #4

Winter Pavilion #4

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Yacht Club Sparkle Headed to Naples

24x48 oil on canvas

Yacht Club Sparkle 24″x48″ oil on canvas

Yacht Club Sparkle is a 24″x48″ studio painting based on it’s 9″x12″ namesake. The original plein air piece was painted under the bridge on Marco Island looking across the inlet at the Marco Island Yacht Club hence the name.  The intense reflections on the water as the sun rose directly over the club created an irresistible subject. Fortunately, as I began the painting that sailboat and the yacht cruised on by at just the right time for me to add two important elements to the piece.

The studio painting differs from the plein air painting in format and composition. When working out the studio composition it immediately struck me as a possibility for a long format. The challenge was forcing all that distance across the water into a much smaller space while maintaining a focus on the water itself. These were subtle decisions that would be either wrong or right from the beginning stages. This “large” studio painting was a joy to paint over several weeks while enjoying the winter here in upstate NY with temps at or below 0. It may come as no surprise that I enjoyed painting the original plein air piece in Marco even more!

This painting is available through Gardner Colby Galleries in Naples, Florida.

Chad

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