Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Foggy Morning

Happy Birthday Paul!

After some debate, we went out early this morning to photograph. The fog was so thick the sun never broke through but it was still a beautiful morning to be out.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Silver Dollar Mushrooms

Don't eat'em

Mushrooms are popping up all over the place!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mystery Pod

Not a shamrock

I took this photo earlier this summer and finally decided to post it. This old pan had been left outside and filled with rain water. One morning I noticed this green, symmetrical, segmented mass floating in the water. In fact there was a bunch of them stacked like Life Savers in a pack, without the wrapper. I'm guessing they are some kind of egg mass? If anyone knows what this is, please let me know! I thought it was quite beautiful and mysterious against the pan.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

At Dingmans Falls

My postcard photo of the lovely Silver Thread Falls

Tree roots searching for ground and water

Peter, Paul and I went for a walk at Dingmans Falls. There was a slight rain that made for a moist but beautiful, lush green walk.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lucky Shot

Floating in the finger bowl

This photo was from the same aforementioned walk at Grey Towers. I was having trouble photographing the flowers that were floating in the finger bowl and then presto, I got this one! Very exciting.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


During Peter's workshop, I took a break and went for a walk up at Grey Towers. I found this plush, mossy area that had Alice in Wonderland like mushrooms all around. I took a lot of photos and here are two of my favorites.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Workshop, Day 5

All done!

Thank you to all of the students who took part in this painting workshop and made it such a special and fun week. We will be having more workshops in the Milford, PA area -- they will be posted on Peter's workshop under "Workshops". We hope you can join us.

Workshop, Day 5

Some paintings on the last day: Steven

Some paintings on the last day: Tom

Some paintings on the last day: Ileen

Workshop, Day 5

Finishing up

Talking about redesigning photographs

Last day, last touches

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Workshop, Day 4

Going in search of some of Peter's pine trees

A favorite pine tree found!

At the end of the day, Peter took everyone on a little field trip to one of his spots in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (some of my photos from the DWGNRA). On the way, we saw deer and bear, oh my! Everyone was safe and Peter talked about looking and light and shared the tree that inspired A Winter's Morning Sun, one among many paintings from this area.

Workshop, Day 4

Some paintings from the day: Amy

Some paintings from the day: Judy

Some paintings from the day: Sandy

Workshop, Day 4

Taking a break and sharing a laugh

Workshop, Day 4

A demonstration in glazing

Workshop, Day 4

Getting the day going, bright and early

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Workshop, Day 3

Talking painting

Workshop, Day 3

Painting in progress: Ileen

Painting in progress: Lisa

Painting in progress: Desmond

Workshop, Day 3

Starting larger paintings from studies

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Workshop, Day 2

Studio visit

Because this workshop is on our home turf, we could invite everyone over to visit the studio -- a nice bonus!

Workshop, Day 2

Some studies from the day: Ileene

Some studies from the day: Desmond

Some studies from the day: Adrienne

Workshop, Day 2

Hard at work until the end of the day

Workshop, Day 2

Walnut oil brush cleaning station

For this workshop we were short on sinks, so we set up a brush cleaning area. A simple trick to keep your brushes clean and supple, rinse them clean with turpenoid and then swirl in walnut oil, wipe and then dip in a clean container of walnut oil, wipe and you're good to go -- no soap and water needed.

Workshop, Day 2

Painting demo this morning

Great students watch as Peter works his magic

Monday, August 8, 2011

Workshop, Day 1

Studies from the day: Steven

Studies from the day: Michelle

Studies from the day: Kathy

Workshop, Day 1

Talking about color and how to mix it

Here, Peter is telling his students "Don't drink this".

Workshop, Day 1

Getting down to business

Studies, studies, studies

Workshop, Day 1

Laying out a palette, the Peter Fiore way

Peter's workshop palette ready to go

Workshop, Day 1

Setting up

Workshop, Day 1

Waiting for students

Peter talks about his work and the workshop