Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This is the painting I was working on one hot day in July. My sister took the photo of me painting the scene. It is not far from my home. Painted on a Mennonite farm, there is a barn off to my left and a small store in the basement of their home behind me. This painting has been accepted into the juried Butler show coming up in January.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I painted this from the other side of the railroad tracks, with the main road behind me. A train passed between once. Many cars drove by. Once long ago an old Friends Meeting house stood on the hill behind me. There is still one gravestone with Bell engraved on it.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I painted this while sitting in my car near a railroad track, about a half mile from Franklin Square. I'm pleased with the oil color combination of Manganese Blue, Mars Yellow and Burnt Sienna. SOLD
Painted this looking upstream this summer during the Valley plein air competion. I still like the shapes, shadows and colors. There were families walking in the stream, the children in bathing suits playing in the water. I wanted to put some in the painting, but by the time I was ready they were gone. I should go back another summer.
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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Painted this set up in the middle of their driveway. My thought was I could move if anyone wanted to drive in. In an hour or so the owner came home. He said he thought I was a vendor, because my sun umbrella was up. But, he was Ok with my painting there and his daughter came home later and was quite friendly. Sold sold
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Painted this in late afternoon, on the last of our nice fall days. I parked on the side of the road and looked through trees already bare of leaves. A cat investigated, but wouldn't let me pet it. A woman who lived across the road came out to watch, then went away and came back with some empty canvases for me. The owner came for a look and said I was welcome to paint anytime.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
In Eighth Month I traveled with a Friend west to visit other Friends. The intention was to encourage other Christian Friends. However, I took along my oil paints, hoping there would be some time to paint en plein air. My Friend Laura is also an artist and she took me up into the mountains a few miles from her home in Fort Collins. We painted in the wonderful landscape, until the altitude began to affect me.