This was done at the Lehigh Valley Art Wars Battle in the Bethlehem Steel Stacks. It was the final battle of the weekend in which 16 artists were competing during the art fest. 4 of us were given the theme Divide just before we began painting. We had 2 hours to complete the painting. This photo is blurry but it’s all I have of the painting. I made it through this round by a combination of audience and judge votes. SO exciting! The next battle will take place some where in Emmaus.
I made it through Round 1 with this 11″x 13″ acrylic painting of the Bethlehem Steel Stacks. We were given the theme “casting” and then 2 hours to paint. I focused on the light casting different hues and shadows on the steel stacks. I even noticed a tree growing from one of the stacks. Round 2 will take place at the end of April.
Our group will be displaying some pieces while enjoying some hot cider.
Artists; Amy Rims, Bobbi Shaw, Megan Shisler, and Chris Wagner will be showing works in the old Sellersville Train Station. Enjoy Winter Fest the same evening. Parking is available free in the lot at the bottom of Lawn on Maple at Drukenmiller playground. Trolley’s run along Main Street up into town. Canned goods are collected at the Fire House. The Train Station is located behind the Sellersville Theater’s parking lot.
Some of my darker paintings will be on display and for sale. I will also be doing palm readings and magical interventions. There will be a zombie walk down main street Lansdale with a huge variety of spooky events all along Main St. Look for me outside of Stove and Tap.
I had the opportunity to paint en plein air at the Fonthill castle in Doyelstown Pa. I love this building, Mercer built it out of concrete. He used to light a bonfire on the roof to prove how safe concrete construction is. Over time, the building has started to crumble but it’s a museum now and people keep it in shape. I spent 6.5 hours painting out in a very hot field. The photo to the left is after the first 3 hours. I went back the following week and worked another 3.5 hours to finish up the details. The light was ever-changing so I did my best to understand the shadows and colors. This is an oil painting 18″ X 24″. I will have it at the Winter Fest in Sellersville December 6th at the Sellersville train station. I should have postcards of it available by then. This is something I always say but it seems to always be true, this is my favorite painting I have done so far!