Quiet Ascent

"Quiet Ascent"
11x14 oil on linen
When the boys at the academy graduate, they line up at these steps before walking up to enter the graduation ceremony. This is consequently the last glimpse of the campus they take in before graduating.
Quiet Ascent was completed at the 2006 annual Princeton Academy Paintout, and was purchased by the Princeton Academy for their private collection during the silent auction held at the end of the paintout.

In His Time

"In His Time"
four 8x10 oil paintings on linen

The rose is given to loved ones in honor of special occasions and to communicate feelings otherwise inadequately expressed by words. The essence is fresh and like no other scent, although we try to duplicate it. The perfectly timed opening of a rose eludes our comprehension. We wait and watch, howbeit impatiently, for the green curtains to open and reveal the gentle soloist. The rose opens not a moment too soon and not a moment past ready. Truly the works of His hands are wonderful, and He makes all things beautiful in His time.
This rose, growing in our small garden, opened over a period of 2 weeks, and I thoroughly enjoyed capturing each moment. "In His Time" is a series of four paintings created as a single rose opens over time. They are four separately framed 8x10 paintings.

A Walk in the Park

"A Walk in the Park"
8x10 oil on linen
The pathways in Haddon Heights Park have been a joy to meander though each season of the year. I've picnicked here, walked here, spent memorable times with dear friends here, camped out for the day to sketch and paint, and waded in knee deep snow in the early morning hours to take photographs. Each bend in the path is familiar and whispers memories of past moments. Here I can get a closer look at what God has fashioned and shut out the noise of the world around me.