I didn’t have to go far for this one; I set up my pochade box at the end of my driveway, where these peonies sit in the shade of grape vines that wind through the fence.
What was at one time a mill race is now an azalea-liined trail through an arboretum near where I live in southeastern Pennsylvania.
This is a beautiful and not all that well known park in northern Delaware, near where I used to live. The small run in the center of the park drops through a series of decorative pools on its way to the creek and eventually to Hoopes Resevior.
Flowering trees overhang a small reflecting pool in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.
These beautiful magnolias are a variety that come out earlier then others, and earlier than most other flowering trees in the area. They always put on an early spring show.
I liked the light on these cedars, and the bright forsythia behind them, just a few blocks from my house.
This community art center, near where I live in southeastern Pennsylvania, has a wonderful old building on the grounds of a former estate. It looks particularly good in snow, when the buildings and trees have a coating of blue-white. As beautiful as it can be. I’m not sorry to see the last of the snow.
This magnificent old oak stands near the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. I don’t know how old it is, but I like to think it was around in Howard Pyle’s time.
This beautiful dawn redwood looks striking at any time of year. It’s in an arboretum near where I live in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Dawn Redwood, or Metasequoia, is native to China. It’s been planted here in a relatively sheltered area of the arboretum. This one is perhaps 3 ft in diameter toward the base, and maybe 80 ft high.
Still some color in the woods, in a state park in Pennsylvania.
This beautiful Sugar Maple — in an arboretum not far from my house — puts on a show every fall.
Rocks and branches in a creek in southeastern PA.
Trees at the edge of the woods as fall starts to show it colors.
Fall colors tinge the trees along a creek. Gouache on archival board.
Last tomatoes and pepper from the summer garden.
Tool shed at a historic mill in Pennsylvania.
Reeds and wildflowers enliven the banks of a pond in a park in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The old railroad bridge that crosses the Brandywine River in Chadds Ford, PA, near the Brandywine River Museum.
This beautiful little tree provides a nice bit of shade at the edge of a sunny field.
Two 19th century railroad bridges cross the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
Trees along the banks of Little Darby Creek as it winds through the park at The Willows in southeastern Pennsylvania.
This painting is oil on Arches Oil Paper. It can be matted and framed under glass like a watercolor, or a framer can mount it to a panel and frame it like a regular oil painting.
A bend in the creek in Ridley Creek State Park in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Bridge over a creek here in southeastern Pennsylvania, closed to vehicle traffic now because of its age.
A formal garden on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
Trees along the creek bank in early spring.
This small historic house sits across from Ridley Creek State Park in Pennsylvania.
On a foggy and quiet day, the snow is melting on a hill above Ridley Creek at Taylor Arboretum in southeastern Pennsylvania.
A quiet snowy day in the arboretum.
Long winter shadows in the woods.
Two cherry blossom trees in Taylor Arboretum, waiting for spring.
Beatty Run is a small creek in a park that was once an estate here in southeastern Pennsylvania. This old stone bridge once provided access to the estate.
You can see the bright trunk of this sycamore from a distance as you approach a bend in the creek in Ridley Creek State Park, here in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Trees along Ridley Creek in Pennsylvania. Painted in casein on Canson Museum Board.
This is listed above as gouache, actually it’s painted in casein and gouache on 100% rag watercolor paper.
A beautiful dawn redwood tree in the Taylor Arboretum in southeastern Pennsylvania
Fall colors reflected in Beatty Run, a small creek in Houston Park in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Image area is 5x7”; paper is 7x10”.
Ridley Creek takes a bend here in Taylor Arboretum in southeastern Pennsylvania.
A little still life of a season, the end of October.
Beck Street is a small side street in Philadelphia’s Queen Village section. It’s a quiet, dead-end street in a fairly old part of the city’s east side.The brick sidewalks are showing their age.
Beatty Run is a small but beautiful creek in Houston Park, on the site of a former estate in southeastern PA. The leaves are just starting to turn here.
Little Darby Creek as is feeds into the pond at The Willows, a former estate that is now part of Skunk Hollow Park here in southeastern Pennsylvania.
In Ridley Creek State Park in southeastern Pennsylvania. The creek forms a pond here above a small dam.
A view of the Columbia railroad bridge over the Schuylkill River from West River Drive in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. There is a great bend in the river here that affords terrific views.
(Please note that the first 2 images in the eBay auction is inaccurate, the third one is the same as this one and is correct. They won’t let you remove an image once a bid has been placed.)
Midday shadows in one of Philadelphia’s beautiful little “pocket parks”.
One of New Hope, PA’s little “pocket parks"on the banks of the Delaware River.
At the shore in South Jersey, on the wide wide beach at Wildwood Crest, after after a late summer rain. Working in gouache this time, instead of oil.
There’s something about onions and shallots that just invites still life painting.
This gazebo sits above the Fairmount Waterworks, overlooking the Schuylkill River behind the Philadelphia Art Museum.