Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Flats, Cleveland

Michelle and I painted in the Cleveland Flats on the Center Street bridge Friday and Saturday afternoon. It was a fascinating place to paint. A painting at every turn. However we chose this area at the end of the red bridge. The gatekeeper tried to talk us into taking a photo to paint from, rather than standing so near the mechanical gates. I told him we were "Plein Air" painters. He responded that he felt like he was keeping a Frenchmen from painting the Eiffel Tower! So he said we could stay, but when the bells and whistles went off we were to leave our easels and run beyond the gates. Sweet guy.
12" x 24"            Oil on Cradled Wood            $650

Emerald Necklace Marina

Friday Morning painted with my artist Friends Michelle and Marianne at Emerald Necklace Marina in Cleveland, Ohio. What a beautiful morning & place to hang out!
12" x 12"    Oil on Cradled Wood      $550

Chippewa Creek

The Ohio Plein Air competition took place this past weekend. There are many very accomplished artists I have met in this organization through the years. Some are very close friends and it is so much fun to see everyone again and paint with them!
This is Chippewa Creek on the Brecksville Reservation, Cuyahoga National Park.

18" x 20"           oil on cradled wood       $450

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Woolf Apple Orchard along Route 9 hosted our paint-out this hot fall day. The trees were laden with perfect apples. We did have to avoid the poison ivy. 
12" x 12"   oil on wood   $350

Marianne's Backyard

A friend of Anita, Marianne, invited us to paint in her amazing back yard. She is a collector, and everything has a story. The fountain reminds her of her late husband, because the child is holding a shell. Blue glass is placed liberally, yet artistically throughout the gardens. 
12" x 12"       Oil on wood     $450

Friday, September 8, 2017

Lotus Blossom

A small pond not far from us displays these glorious lilies every fall. It's somewhat challenging to paint them as the wind blows the platter sized lily pads about like a line full of laundry flapping. The plein air artists who painted along side me enjoyed the lovely day the Lord blessed us with as we painted the lotus blossoms.  
18" x 20"    Oil on cradled board     $650

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sunflower Patch

The Mill Creek metro-park experimental farm planted a field of sunflowers this year. I almost missed them. They are fading, but we had a good turnout of painters who did lovely renderings of the golden flowers.
12" x 24"  oil on cradled wood $650