Growing up in Jacksonville, NC... one has a strong attachment to the military... especially the USMC. I never tire of painting at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens... home of the Beirut Memorial. Here are a couple of plein air paintings I did there this week...
Plein air paintings from the past at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens....
Maybe you saw me along the roadside, on a mountainside, or along the marsh painting and wondered what the heck I was doing... Now you know.
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Tami, Olivia, and I were blessed to spend 22 days in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina this summer. Summers off... Definitely one of the perks of being a teacher and being married to a teacher!
I painted 22 paintings (mostly on location en plein air) on our adventure... here are a few of them...
BTW... Most of these small studies are for $ on my Etsy Online Store.... Check it out HERE.
Bernie recently had all three of his entries juried into the Coastal Carolina Community College art show. His painting, "Bono", was awarded 3rd place in the show which will be on exhibit in the Fine Arts Building at CCCC through November 2015.
I was humbled and honored to have all three of my entries juried into the Council for the Arts Juried Art Show. I was even more excited to see that two pieces won awards... Overall 2nd Place for "Jimi" and Best Oil Painting for "Misty Evening."
I had the honor of studying under John Ebersberger this summer giving his art students a direct artistic lineage to the "Father of Impressionism," Claude Monet.
Ebersberger was a student of Henry Hensche. Henshe's teacher was Charles Webster Hawthorne, founder of the Cape Cod School of Art. Chase studied with William Merritt Chase. Chase was Monet's contemporary and considered the Father of American Impressionism.
How COOL is that!