Saturday, November 5, 2016

Autumn in West Virginia

Michelle, an artist friend from Wapakoneta, came to visit one day this week. We searched for a good spot to paint on the West Virgina side of the Ohio river.  We found this spot near Newall. The temperature was very summery for November. Perfect for Plein Air!!
12" x 24"   Oil on wood   $450

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ohio River Valley

East Liverpool is an Ohio river city. This is the spectacular view in autumn hues from the hilltop this Monday. West Virginia is just across the river. The temperature was a little nippy, but my sister and two friends, Sheri and Carol all did wonderful paintings. One of my art instructors used to tell us we would make better art if we were not too comfortable! 
12" x 12"  oil on cradled wood    $550

Friday, October 28, 2016

Lanterman's Mill

This week our Plein Air artists met at Lanterman mill in Mill Creek Metroparks. The temperature stayed around 50 degrees, but I layered with a wool and a down vest and did not notice the temps. The painting sold "wet off the easel!!"
12" x 12" Oil on cradled wood   SOLD

Autumn At Beaver Creek

A couple of weeks ago our Autumn colors were just beginning to sparkle when sunlit. The Monday painting group met at Beaver Creek State park. I set up at the east edge of the bridge with a view to the south.
11" x 14"  oil   $350

Beight's Barn

It may be obvious that I love the old barns. They are becoming scarce. Many are only shells of the original structure. This is still a working barn at the Bieght Farm along State Route 170.
16" x 24" Oil on Linen.    $450

Field & Clouds

Our Plein Air group met near East Palestine, looking east into Pennsyvania. The clouds moved in a dramatic display above the cornfields.
12" x 12"  Oil on Cradled Wood    $350

Gordon Park

Michelle, Becky and I looked for the perfect spot to paint. We found this dramatic view of the city of Cleveland from Gordon Park. We set up our easels on a concrete slab. The wind and waves from Lake Erie were a challenge. But, the view was worth it all.
12" x 24"  oil on cradled wood   $675