In between the hubbub of woodwork exhibitions, I took some quiet studio time to paint this small Impressionistic landscape that was inspired by a dramatic sunset over Core Creek, in Bucks County, PA.
A note about using reference photos: There are times when I paint outdoors, directly from Nature, quickly recording the essence of that changing scene. If I’m unable to complete the work on site, photos may help when finishing the painting in my studio. Or, they may not help at all. That is, they may be a such a hindrance to creativity that you find yourself trying to duplicate that photo image instead of working from your memory’s first impression of the scene and sensations that attracted you.
This painting, and a handful of my other landscape paintings, are available for purchase from Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery in Washington Crossing, PA.
Update: “Sunset at Core Creek” has been SOLD. Please contact me to know more about other available works.