My only egg-tempera, this image captures my muse and my bride Holly on the front lawn of the Wyeth mill home in Chadds Ford, where we had made a pilgrimmage early in our relationship. I did the egg termpera from a photo years later as part of an adult ed class in Brighton, when I knew retirement would soon become an option and that I wanted to get back into painting. Here I not only use the Wyeth elements of color and composition, but his characteristic egg termpera medium and technique, not to mention his authentic setting. The building in front of which my Helga is standing is the stone springhouse on the Brandywine property. We swore we saw Mr. Wyeth that morning taking out the trash! (@6x7 original on gessoed board)
Rolling Hills (2x48 acrylic). This is a painting done while I was in high school, using a cheap pre-framed panel that I gessoed over and painted the elements inside the frame. It mimics the elements of a Wyeth with limited palette and a combination of broad strokes and fine detail.