On painting landscapes

Mountain Stream, Pennsylvania  Oil, 16 X 20 on canvas boardI love to paint landscapes. I enjoy trying to capture the feel of water rushing over rocks, and the soft greens, yellow greens and grays of trees; or in winter, the russet browns and yellow ochres. On a trip to Pennsylvania two years ago, I tookContinue reading “On painting landscapes”

The Church Picnic

I’ve almost finished this painting, called “The Church Picnic”. This painting was inspired by the experiences of a good friend of mine who left a very conservative Mennonite church (very, very similar to the Amish). While the culture is simple, and is often idealized, the severe restrictions and even abuse of members of these ordersContinue reading “The Church Picnic”