Monday, January 30, 2012

Studio Supplied

Tubes of paint ready to go

A peek inside a drawer under Peter's palette

I was waiting for Peter the other day and took a peek at his paint supply -- thought I'd share what I found. Oh la la!

Winter Moss

So lush in the "dead" of winter

Five inches of snow fell the morning we left for Ohio and it was mostly gone by the time we returned home. Sigh. We are hopefull more will fall soon.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Butler Institute of American Art

Peter with "Sunset in the old Orchard, Montclair"

A nice surprise at the ACOPAL exhibition was discovering the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. They have a nice collection of paintings including Winslow Homer's Snap the Whip, a grand John Singer Sargent and this beautiful George Inness painting, Sunset in the Old Orchard, painted the last year he was alive. I love visiting all of the smaller art museums across the U.S. There are always more than a few treasures to delight and surprise!

Monday, January 23, 2012

ACOPAL Exhibition

Peter makes a point to artist's Nanette Fluhr and Manu Saluja at the Butler Institute

You may have already read on Peter's blog that his painting Winter Storm Clearing was one of the Grand Prize winners in the ACOPAL (America China Oil Painters Artists League) competition. This last saturday was the exhibition opening at the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio. The work was amazing, we met a lot of nice people and fun was had by all. The exhibition runs through the end of February and then heads to the World Art Museum in Beijing this fall. If you find yourself in Ohio or the vicinity or China, it's worth checking out!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Living Master

Stay back!!! Who knows what he's going to do with those things

Peter has been named a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center -- a truly great honor. Visit their website to learn more.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ice on the Delaware, Finally!

What a difference a few degrees makes

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Along the Delaware with High Point New Jersey in the distance

Look up! It's often beautiful!

On my way home from the supermarket tonight I couldn't help but stop and take some photos. It was just one of those nights that makes you happy to be alive. I photographed this same spot a few weeks ago at sunrise.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Planning for the Future

Cue the snow, the sunlight and...

Peter is missing the snow this winter. We went out photographing today to scout new locations. We'll be back to this spot when the weather and light are cooperating.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Later, Later That Night

Later That Night

Peter and Paul at The Highliner, formerly The Empire Diner

The Four Temperaments

Peter and Paul discuss the finer points of tiger saliva - it's always about light

The star of the night, Mr. Woodruff

Thursday night we went to see Thomas Woodruff's show, The Four Temperament Variations at PPOW. Tom is Peter's friend and colleague and an incredibly talented man. His work is a visual feast that keeps on giving.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

First light of the new year, over the Delaware River