The Fall Harvest

The Fall Harvest

The Fall Harvest 12x16 oil on canvas ©2013 Chris Gillis Cape Cod, MA [button url="http://chrisgillispaintings.com/product/the-fall-harvest/" target="_blank" label="Buy Now"] We made the annual trek up to the Rt 2 area in MA to go apple picking and meet up with some friends that live in the area. We picked up a bunch of fall viddles from some of the farmstands along the road including these items that I used for this still life.Read more …
Brewster General Store

Brewster General Store

Brewster General Store 12x16 oil on canvas ©2013 Chris Gillis Cape Cod, MA [button url="http://chrisgillispaintings.com/product/brewster-general-store/" target="_blank" label="Buy Now"] This was one of those first classic New England days right when the leaves start to turn into all of those great colors. I setup here early in the morning as the traffic in Brewster has started to dwindle down and the tourists aren't around as much. The sun had lit up the front the store like I hadn't seen in a while and I loved painting it as such.Read more …

Plein Air Paintings from Fall 2013

My fall painting really started back at the Cape School of Art in late August. I had taken a week long class with Hilda Neily and really got down how to study color with the block studies. So as the next few weeks went along I focused solely on the blocks, setting them up outside, scratching and scraping with my palette knife on masonite panels. Once I was satisfied with my color work on the block studies I started to venture outside. I grabbed my paints and my outdoor setup and headed out…Read more …