Tag Archives: nature

Farm at Harvest Time

Here is a photo of Norristown Farm Park in November, 2017.

Here is the painting done from this scene, also in November, 2017. It’s acrylics on board, 18″ x 24″ on wood board.


Visit These Places With Me

…but if you want to go, there is no plane or train or road to them. They came from my imagination and they exist only on the boards I painted them on, and in your mind, now. So come along with me and take a look.

I like painting long views and I like to think about hiking or walking or swimming in the scenes I have painted, once I arrive there, of course…

Versions of Sunflowers

I love sunflowers and so I return to them as a subject for art pieces over and over. Here are a couple of versions from October, 2017.

Abstract and a little less so. Sunflowers have a lot of personalities.

The abstract version, 4″ x 4″ on a commercially-made terracotta tile. The less-so, 6″ x 6″ on a commercially-made white tile. Both with Velvet underglazes and fired at cone 06.

Oh Those Trees Again

More trees. Each one is 6″ x 6″, done in acrylics on wood board, October, 2017.

Trees in Shapes and Sizes

I like trees and I like depicting them in my own way. Which is what you will see below, trees a la Claudia McGill.

These are tiles, 4″ x 4″, Velvet underglazes on terracotta tiles, fired at cone 06, October, 2017.

Moon Moon Moon Moon

Well, here are some more moon tiles.

From December, 2017.

Nuts and Seedpods

I made these tiles from photos I took in the fall of 2017 at the Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA, about 15 minutes from my house.

The green nuts are walnuts before they fall from the tree. The other one may be from the button ball tree, but I am not sure.

If you want to see the real-life examples that inspired these tiles, look here for an account of our visit to the arboretum.

The tiles are 4″ x 4″, Velvet underglazes on commercially-made terracotta tiles, fired at cone 06.