Friday, April 29, 2011

Open Space, Boulder

Today I returned to the Teller Farm open space, but this time I painted at the south end of the trail. I made plans to paint inside my car, having been told there would be high winds in the area. It is really a challenge to paint in these winds. Even as I photographed the painting while in my car the gusts of wind  shook the vehicle, messing with my focus.
9" x 12"    Oil on canvas covered birch panel 

Teller Farms Open Space

                     The Boulder Plein Air group met at Teller Farm Open Space north end. The day was so bright the snow on the distant mountains seemed to glow neon in the sunlight. I think I could/should paint them continually until I can feel satisfied with the likeness.  What a challenge!              

 12" x 16" Oil on canvas covered birch panel

Clear Creek History Park

This week the Denver Plein air group met at here in a historical park. I thought the little schoolhouse looked quaint against the hills.  
                                                             9" X 12" oil painting

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Red Rock Park

   Yesterday was  a perfect day for painting. I photographed this in the sunlight, and it is a little washed out. I will replace it as soon as I receive the recharge unit I forgot to bring with me. 

16"x20"  Oil on canvas board   $550

Friday, April 22, 2011

Lee Hill Road Open Space

Joined the Boulder plein air artists yesterday morning. Finally out painting mountains!! How exhilarating!! Today is another beautiful day. Think I will go out again this afternoon.

Oil Painting    11" x14"   SOLD

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Garland Park, Denver Colorado

Yesterday I joined the Aurora Colorado Plein Air group for the first time. We painted some of spring at Garland Park. So exciting to meet others who paint en open air. The next paint-out has a view of the mountains! 


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Farm in Early Spring

This was the last day Michelle painted with us. Two artists from the Volant area joined with the three of us to paint various views on this farm. It was still bitter cold, but the view was breathtaking.

Early spring, Carter Road

My artist friend Michelle came to my side of Ohio for the weekend. The wind was bitterly cold, but we were determined to paint every day. One day we went to Kirkland to see our friend Jim's art show. We came back through Middlefield, Amish country, and painted a farm that sold baked goods. I sold that painting. The painting below was done in the evening. It is a view from Carter Road in Fairfield township.

Last Life Drawing Class

My Life Drawing class was rather crowded last evening. It was the last class this session. Since I will not be here to teach this summer Jordan asked Harley to monitor the class with the expectation to teach the summer session. Evelyn did a superb job of posing for us. Jessica modeled like a pro last week. We all enjoyed the challenging poses they set for us. This has been more fun teaching than I ever imagined it would be.