Saturday, March 24, 2012

Delaware Canal and Bucks County Barns

Kate Mundie, Delaware Canal, 24 x 16 inches, oil on panel
We made a trip to the New Hope area in Bucks County recently. Among other sites, we stopped at Bowman's Hill near the Delaware Canal.
Kate Mundie, Bowman's Hill (study), 4 x 6 inches, oil on pane
This is a limited palette study for a larger painting. Limited palette means it was painted using only ultramarine blue, burnt sienna (reddish brown), raw sienna (yellowish brown), and titanium white.

Kate Mundie, Bucks County Barns or 2 Red Barns, 7 x 8 inches, oil on panel
Closer to New Hope, I saw these two red barns. This was one of those times where the painting came together quickly and easily. I love those kinds of inspirational moments.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Independence Hall

Kate Kern Mundie, Independence Hall Sunrise, 14 x 12 inches, oil on panel
I work in a building across from Independence Hall. I see the building nearly everyday and I have painted it several times. You can see the other paintings here and here.  The iconic bell tower on the building is the most interesting part to me. On this morning, the buildings at Independence Mall and its surrounds melted into a mass of blues and lavenders and the sun caught on the bell tower and the ornamentation on the Bourse building in the background.

This painting is still a work in progress. I have a few details to add and some edges to define.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Painting of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge over the Delaware River

Kate Kern Mundie, Bridge over the Delaware, 8 x 16 inches, oil on panel
When working on this painting,  I tried to keep the painting loose and quick and simplify the view into silhouetted layers.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Painting at None Such Farm, part 2

Kate Kern Mundie, Nonesuch Farm (Lime Kiln), 8 x 16 inches, oil on panel
I the fall we took the boys to None Such Farm in Bucks County. It is a farm that was part of the original land grant to William Penn and has been in the same family for many years. There was a lime kiln on the farm at one time and you can still see where the lime was excavated but the kiln is now gone. You can read about my other trip to None Such Farm here.