Notes from an Artistic Journey
When growing up our family doctor had a set of prints on the wall of his waiting room that depicted scenes from a doctor’s life. As a child I climbed on a chair to study details which stirred the inspiration that governed my life’s direction to pursue both art and medicine.
When I first started sketching I was overwhelmed with sketchbook choices. I remember going into New York Central Art Supply and getting totally confused with the variety of books with different size, thickness, color of paper, binding, textures, recommended usage, and...
The summer of 2015 was the first time I really set out to explore art and develop my skills in Maine. I sketched and painted like crazy. Spent days wandering the DownEast coastline towns such as Rockland, Camden, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, and Belfast, visiting...
This post is for anyone interested in technical specs for video of my plein air painting of Guilford Covered Bridge. The camera is a Nikon Z6 mounted on a Vanguard Alta Pro tripod with a tilt arm that can stretch over the painting, but needs counterweight so it doesnt tip over. I used my camera bag loaded with river rocks for this purpose.
Few places match the mystique and gentle beauty of the Catskill Mountains. Dotted with old barns and lush with winding streams, the Catskills are a lovely place to paint and enjoy fresh air only two hours from New York City. Thus far I painted four historic bridges in the Catskills. This post discusses each bridge along with photos and information on the materials used with each painting.
Plein air painting in Maine’s North Woods during the Fall season was exhilarating, but I was totally awed when getting a glimpse of the endangered Atlantic Salmon leaping upstream to spawn. My agenda included sketching a waterfall, and while asking directions a local fisherman told me about salmon sightings at Toby Falls on Big Wilson Stream in the town of Willimantic.