View Full Version : 2004 Plein Air Forum Exhibition (Paintings only)

12-20-2004, 01:15 PM
As 2004 turns into 2005, we wanted to give our members an opportunity to exhibit their best work of the past year. This thread will serve as our gallery. At the end of the exhibition, this thread will be moved to the Hall of Fame. (Here's your chance to become immortalized!)

Please post up to two paintings that represent your best work in 2004. Be sure to indicate size, media and surface (e.g., 8x10, oil on canvas board) and, if you wish, a brief comment.

Please do not use this thread to comment on other folks' entries. We want this thread to be for paintings only. Another thread will be set up for comments. Please go here to comment on the exhibition. (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3014307#post3014307)

12-20-2004, 01:24 PM
Here's my entry. It was painted in Laguna Beach, California while participating in a Michael Situ workshop.

8x10, oil on Panelli Telati panel.


12-20-2004, 02:23 PM
Storm Sky
oil on Johnson panel


Orange Lake House
6x9 inches
oil on Johnson panel



12-20-2004, 04:25 PM
8x10 oil on linen...
"Snowy Millpond Road"


8x10 oil on linen...
"Tied Up & Waitin"



12-20-2004, 04:52 PM
Brenda's House at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
24x30, oils/stretched canvas

I had to include this next one for the memory of the sheer thrill of being allowed to paint the castle ruins at Bannerman's Island. It was an experience I'll never forget! (Sorry about the glare on the photo.)
Bannerman's Island Ruins
8x10, oils on canvas-covered hardboard


12-20-2004, 05:10 PM
First one - "Late Warmth", 9x12 oil on canvas on board. I love the way the
light turned out in this one (even better in person):


The second was tough to pick. This is one that probably only I would choose,
for some reason I just like it...maybe the in-your-face foreground tree that
divides the surface. Truthfully, though, I could have picked any of about 4 or
5 for the second spot, as my preferences change regularly. 9x12 oil/board:



12-20-2004, 05:19 PM
This is a great thread ! :) :) :)

My two entries are:

The Yellow House 11 x 14, oil on stretched canvas

November Afternoon 11 x 14, oil on sourcetek oil primed linen board

12-20-2004, 05:20 PM
Here is are two that worked out the best form me.

Off the Gateway, 8 by 10, Oil on Marc's panel

Reicks Lake Swans, 9 by 12, Oil on Panel

Brad M.
12-20-2004, 05:21 PM
Central Park Bridge
oil on panel 11" x 14"

Wetbury Gate
oil on panel 16" x 12"

Kitty Wallis
12-20-2004, 07:44 PM
This is fun. I'm enjoying seeing everyone's pick of the year, and sharing mine.

18"x24" Sequoia Pond

RI painter
12-20-2004, 07:52 PM
Thames Street Nocturn
9" x 12" oil on panel

First Beach Daybreak
4" x 14" oil on panel

m r pacitti
12-20-2004, 10:34 PM
Phragmites and cedars 6 x 8 pannelli telati

Labor Day Sail 6 x 12 canvasboard

12-20-2004, 11:42 PM
"Waiting for Spring Rain" oil on canvas panel 12x16 painted spring 2004 at the Plein Air Florida Leu Gardens paint-out in Orlando, FL. It's one of my most successful cloudy day paintings. This one won a purchase award at the paint-out exhibit and is in the Leu Gardens permanent collection.


"Poppy Garden" oil on canvas panel 9x12 painted summer 2004 at Brookgreen Gardens, Myrtle Beach, SC. It's just one of my favorites.



12-21-2004, 12:55 AM
Here's mine - best of the year - oil on 14" x 18" canvas, "Sloughhouse Barn".

Looking forward to 2005 and what I can come up with for the new year. Best wishes to all in the PA Forum.

12-21-2004, 01:34 AM
Here are mine, Round Island Morning and Sailboat Huddle. They are both oil, mostly knife and 12 x 16. Lori

Shelley Grund
12-21-2004, 09:42 AM
I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's work in one place!

Both below are 8" x 10" oil on gessoed W/C paper:

Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Apple Orchard

12-21-2004, 09:59 AM
"Morning Shadows, Montalcino,Tuscany" 12x16 oil on Raymar linen board
"Morning at the Met" 11x14 oil on Raymar linen board

Marc Hanson
12-21-2004, 10:46 AM
'Summer Bridge', oil on canvas, 8x10

'Prairie Cottonwoods And Sumac', pastel on Wallis, 11x14

12-21-2004, 01:48 PM
Early Algonquin Autumn O/C 16"x20"


Roadside Bouquet O/C 11"x14"


Take care, Frank.

12-21-2004, 02:27 PM
Here are my two favourite efforts for this year:

The first piece was my first waterfall painting and the second one is my current piece....it is special to me as it has my girlfriend in it.



12-21-2004, 06:36 PM
This was a year of beginnings for me. Flowers and Landscapes
White Iris, watercolor 8" x 10"
Barn Across the Street, watercolor, 9" x 7"

12-21-2004, 09:22 PM
Hi! I'm new to posting, though I've been reading Wet Canvas for quite a while. This Plein Air Forum Exhibition brought me out of hiding! Here are my two favorites from this year: "Balboa Park Sunday" and "Torrey Pines Adobe," both 11 x 14," oil on board.


Phyllis Rennie
12-22-2004, 08:56 AM
I had a tough time picking two--fewer stinkers this year--but I finally selected these two.

Boats at the state park. 16 x 20" oil. Yet to be framed.
Winter on the Pa road. 11 x 14" oil. Framed and sold.

12-22-2004, 10:34 AM
I don't think these are my best...but they represent a new direction my painting is taking.

Both are acrylic 12 x 16. Thanks for looking!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!! :wave: :wave:


12-22-2004, 04:50 PM
These are both 8 x 10, oil on panel.

View from Strozzi Ranch
This one was painted in Death Valley, above the snow line, looking down into Nevada.


Chateau de Puivert
This was painted in the Aude region of France.



12-23-2004, 11:56 PM
My two favorites from the UC Berkeley Ext. Watercolor Plein Air Class I took this year with Vesta Kirby.
Both done on Arches 140# C/P 14x10. Enjoy!

Tiberon and the Golden Gate Bridge

Bayshore Morning

Thanks for viewing.

12-27-2004, 09:40 AM
This is great - enjoying the show!

Florida Farm, Pastel on Canson Paper, 12" x 16" (painted near Orange Lake, FL with Linda Blondheim and group)

Toccoa Autumn, Oil, 12" x 10" (demonstration for a plein air class)

Marc Sabatella
12-27-2004, 02:15 PM
My personal favorite of the year was a pretty easy choice. I don't know that it is clearly the *best* painting I did - although it is definitely up there - but it also has sentimental value, as the subject is the first house I owned. Actually, I still own it, but no longer live there - I rent it out. I painted it while having an open house to show it to prospective new tenants. For some reason, I can't seem to shoot it without getting glare in the darks. Oil on board, 11x14":


Second choice was tougher. A lot of my paintings tend to feature architecture, and people tell me they tend to be my best work, but I wanted to make sure some pure landscape was represented, too. One specific thing I am sometimes told is that I am good at getting a sense of light on buildings but less so on trees. This is probably my best effort in the latter department. Also oil on board, 11x14":


12-27-2004, 07:35 PM
Both oil on canvas mounted on wood panel. The first, a 8x10. The second a 6x8. :wave:


12-28-2004, 05:52 PM
"Dunes at Parker River " 6 x 8 Oil/Cb

"Maudsley Autumn Afternoon" 6 x 8 Oil/Cb


12-29-2004, 11:12 PM
Hi Folks,

Some from over the last year. The first is 9x12", the second is 11x14" and the last is 8x10". All are oil on gessoed masonite board.


12-30-2004, 10:01 PM
This was the year I embarked on the "100 pochades" challenge, learned a lot and had fun. I don't know if these are my best, but they are among my favorites. Both are oil pastel, 5x7
on matboard gessoed dark brown
on suede matboard

12-31-2004, 08:30 PM
100 East Looking North - Oil on canvas, 16 X 20

Salamonie Forest - Oil on canvas, 18 X 24



12-31-2004, 09:29 PM
watercolor 6 x 10

watercolor 6 x 9
Happy New Year

Dirt Dude
12-31-2004, 09:36 PM
Both are oil on art-store panel 6x8"

First Plein Air from August 2004

Latest Plein Air (#14) from Dec 31, 2004

01-01-2005, 11:10 AM
Here are two paintings from 2004 both oil on panel. The winter landscape is 11x14 and the Zeeks Creek painting is 8x10. Mark Fernandez

01-01-2005, 11:39 AM
I hope its not too late to upload pics :)

both 9 x 12


This one maybe not my best but it ranks in the top 3, but i'm putting it in because i did this while in Paris in the tuileres looking toward the Louvre....


thanks for looking
Tom B

01-02-2005, 02:14 AM
These are two of three paintings I did on one stretch of road on the way to Kaiteriteri here in NZ .The first valley was an evening one took me five nights nipping down there to get the brief light and the other valley painting is a morning one because of which way the light shines on those lovely Autumn leaves.I had a little longer in time but still not too long. Alky Oil on canvas covered masonite. 12 X 14 I think ( they are both gone now)
We are now into summer so Hey Ho and away we go.
Billyg. :clap:

James or Jimmy Jim
01-02-2005, 07:07 PM
This is an easy choice for me ... not many to choose from. :D

20x24 and 20x16 oil

01-02-2005, 07:35 PM
Summer seems a long time ago. Here are two paintings I made. The first was painted on holiday in Croatia 7 x 9 ins acrylic. The second I made sitting under the trees in the New Forest in August 8 x 6 ins oil. Thanks for the chance to show them.
Marita :wave:

01-04-2005, 06:00 PM

I'am just new here but i can't get around too place also some work of me.
"Looveer by fog"
"Willow in the morning."
Both are oil on board. and 24 x 30cm. in measurement.
Sorry for my bad englisch.

01-06-2005, 10:12 AM
thought i post my first and last painting of 2004,it is impossible to choose :D


January; sheepwalking acrylic on board 11x9''


December; woodvalley oil on canvas 12x9''

01-07-2005, 06:47 PM
This is my best from 2004. Of course I started late and only did three in 2004 so cut me some slack! :)
I'll do better in 2005, I promise!!


Bruce Newman
01-09-2005, 09:20 PM
The first is a scene in Cornhill, NB, Canada which I enjoyed many times. "Morning at Birchshade Farm", acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16".

The second is one of six paintings in a series I did of The Lynx at Kingswood Park, selected by Golf Digest as the 2003 Best Canadian Course. "The 17th at The Lynx at Kingswood Park", acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14".

01-09-2005, 10:20 PM
Hi everyone. Happy New Year. Just checked in on Wet Canvas after a long absence, and found this great thread. There is a lot of nice work to see.

Here are two of my favorites from the past year: the first is my largest plein air piece. The second was my FASTEST!


"Barn and House", oil on stretched linen, 18x24

This one took a few sessions to finish, as the light I wanted only lasted for about 20 minutes - and I kept getting out to the site late - just missing the moment.


"November Evening, Gristmill," oil on linen on panel, 7x10"

This small pochade was completed in about 40 minutes, while my daughter had her fencing lesson in that lighted window. Like with the big piece, this was race against the setting sun.


01-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Many thanks to all who have participated in the 2004 Plein Air Exhibition, and also to those who have taken the time to comment on the exhibit in the comment thread. I have moved this thread to the Plein Air Hall of Fame, as we all move on to work on our entries for 2005!