Tag Archives: architecture

Plein Air Paintings

I’m not sure if I ever posted these paintings done at the plein air event I attended in early June, 2017. If I did do it, well, here they are again.


Tiles From December, 2016 – Group 9

These are both from photos I took in Allentown, PA.

Portrait of a Beauty

This morning I parked my car in the lot at the end of the Pennypack Trail off Huntingdon Pike in Huntingdon Valley. My plan was to go for a run on the trail. I got sidetracked by this building next to the lot. I have often admired it but today it really seemed to be calling out to me – the light was soft on it and all the personality of this old factory structure shone out.

Before I started my run I took a lot of pictures, just walking back and forth along the one side of the building. I don’t know what it is being used for at the moment – I have the feeling it’s a giant jumble of industrial objects inside.

I’m not a photographer and I just meant to take some photos to use for references for paintings, maybe. But things got away from me – there is so much beauty just in the arrangement of the utilitarian elements of the building, and in the way it has weathered and aged. I had to take the time to look.

I didn’t do anything to the photos – they are just as I took them.

I’m not going to say anything else. I’ll just post the pictures in the order I took them. See what you think.