Painting in the USA

Posted by on June 3, 2015 in recent blog posts | 0 comments

USA – It’s been a pretty full schedule the last two months, touring and painting our way across the United States of America.

California – The Plein Air Convention/Expo

First stop was the ‘Plein air Convention and Expo’ in Monterey California. The biggest out door painting event on the planet. I am pretty proud to say that I have been invited to return next year to the world stage as a guest speaker :) I was working on the stand with Michael Harding (Hand made oil Paints) so not a lot of painting was done during the short stay but there was time for a few studies, shown below.

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ACuriousCharacterWB
A Curious Character

12″x8″ (30x32cm) – Oil on board

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FishermansWarf MontereyWB
Fisherman’s Warf – Monterey

8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board

Price $1070 AUD (framed)

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EarlyMorningMooringsWB
Early Morning Moorings

8″x12″ (20x30cm) – Oil on board

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Grand Canyon

We toured along stretches of the famous Rout 66 to our next major stop for painting which was the mind blowing Grand Canyon.
I could have stayed and painted in this location for a lifetime. The ever changing colours and drifting shadows over the majestic landscape was enough to give me goose bumps.

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APartialViewGrandCanyonWB
A Partial View

8″x12″ (20x30cm) – Oil on board

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GandCanyon2WB
6am Breakfast

12″x8″ (30x20cm) – Oil on board

Price $950 AUD (Unframed)

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GandCanyon1WB
Grand Canyon Study 1

8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board

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TreeOnTheRidgeWB
Tree on the Ridge

12″x8″ (30x20cm) – Oil on board

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LookingDownFromTheKaibabTrail
Looking down from the Kaibab trail

8″x12″ (20x30cm) – Oil on board

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SunsetOverGrandCAnyonWB
Sunset over Grand Canyon

8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board

Price $950 AUD (Unframed)

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SunsetontheRimWB
Sunset on the Rim

8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board

Price $1070 AUD (Unframed)

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TheBlueRidgeonRout66WB
The Blue Ridge – Rout 66

8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board

Price $1070 AUD (Unframed)

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Florida – Forgotten Coast Plein Air Painting Festival

What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas…… So our next major event was Florida for the ‘Forgotten Coast Festival’ Big thank you to Ed Cahil and David Boyd, two great plein air painters from Georgia who looked after us and drove us to and from the event. A big thank you to Bill and Pidge who are so generous and looked after us during the event.

As for the Festival itself. WOW FACTOR! They really know how to put on a show. The public where treated with great art, food, live music, artist demonstrations to mention a few. The student art day was so rewarding and my young artist painted a little masterpiece and overall we were made so welcome by the public and collectors, many of which went away with a purchase of a Leon Holmes original painting of the area.

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InTheSpotlightWB
In the Spotligh

12″x 24″ (30x60cm) – Oil on board

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IndianCreekWB
Indian Creek

12″x16″ (30x40cm) – Oil on board

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ADayRecordedWB
Down by the jetty

12″x24″ (30x60cm) – Oil on board

Price $2800 AUD (Framed)

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CatchingDiamondsWB
Catching Diamonds

12″x24″ (30x60cm) – Oil on board

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ColoursofCarabelleWB
Colours of Carabelle

8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board

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NoShrimpTonightWB
No Shrimp Tonight

9″x12″ (23x30cm) – Oil on board

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OrganizedChaosWB
Organized Chaos

9″x12″ (23x30cm) – Oil on board

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ParkedUpWB
Parked up

9″x12″ (23x30cm) – Oil on board

Price $1170 AUD (framed)

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PrevailingWindsWB
Prevailing winds

8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board

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RubbaDubDubWB
Rub a dub dub

9″x12″ (23x30cm) – Oil on board

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EveningGlowWB
Evening Glow

9″x12″ (23x30cm) – Oil on board

Price $1170 AUD (framed)

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HarryA'sWB
Harry A’s

12″x24″ (30x60cm) – Oil on board

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TheYellowTenderWB
The Yellow Tender

8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board

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SlimWB
Slim

9″x12″ (23x30cm) – Oil on board

Price $1170 AUD (framed)
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TheRushHourWB
The Rush Hour

9″x12″ (23x30cm) – Oil on board

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TheTinnyWB
The Tinny

8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board

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Blowing20KnotsWB
Blowing 20 knotts

12″x16″ (30x40cm) – Oil on board

Price $1500 AUD (framed)
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New York City

What an energy this city has!! We spent the most of our time during this short stay being a tourist, visiting the galleries and doing a little much needed cloths shopping ;) Of course I couldn’t resist throwing a few images down for our memories.

BleeckerSt
Bleecker Street NYC

8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board

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Central Park
Central Park

9″x12″ (23x30cm) – Oil on board

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memorialDayNYC
Memorial Day in NYC

8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board

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