Friday, November 3, 2017

Autumn Creek

Scheduled the last plein air for this month at the suspension bridge in Mill Creek Metropark. The color was brilliant. I used my pallet knives on this. I think it helped give the feel of the scattered leaves!

12" x 12"  oil on cradled wood   $450

Nearby Pond

There is  a pond nearby, on Signal Road where you may notice I paint from time to time. I thoroughly enjoy painting the natural setting! The owner is very gracious to give me access to paint his pond.

12" x 12" oil on cradled wood  $450

Schiller Park

About mid October my artist friends Michelle Walker and Marianne Miller met in Schiller Park, Columbus. The old vermillion brick homes lend themselves to these oil painters pallet! It certainly adds to the fun when painting with good friends!

12" x 12"  oil on cradled wood   $450

Calla Road

The days are turning cooler. This particular day I scheduled a artist meet-up at Calla Road Bird Sanctuary with the help of Ed Jones. Several showed up, but were dressed for the chilly weather. They think I sacrifice or suffer to paint, or am particularly tough. Not so, I find that several, maybe seven layers, including 3 wool sweaters and alpaca socks, keep me cozy. An artist must catch that scene when the color is popping. Photos just don't tell the whole story!

12" x 16"   Oil painting    $350

Overcast Reflections

Another fall at Beaver Creek State Park. The Master Creator's brilliant color palette entices this merely  human artist out into plein air. There is a saying, "you can't make this stuff up!!" maybe I can apply here? I scheduled my group to paint on a day that turned out to be cloudy. Sometimes the colors have a deeper brilliance on such days.

11" x 12"  Oil on cradled wood  $550

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