Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hills of Sunflowers

Fields of yellow fringed sunflower faces on Macklin Road are a thrilling view for landscape artists. Some of us went back a third, and fourth time to paint on location. This week I took a larger stretched canvas, 28 x 28 inches square. 
I will be showing my paintings at the Art Outreach Gallery on August 24 through September 29th. The Gallery is in the Eastwood Mall in Niles, Ohio.

28" x 28"   Stretched Canvas   $1000

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Sunflower Fields

The day we planned to meet here was pouring rain. I knew in might be a bad idea, but I couldn't resist setting up under my umbrella. The next day I returned to finish. 
12" x 12"   Board coated with linseed oil  SOLD

Sunset at Lakeside is an event. Many people stroll out on the pier or sit in the benches along the walkway to watch the natural movie. I have always considered sunsets God's abstract artistry. The lake reflections glow & change  with the sundown as the waves carry the colors into shore. I felt an inward glow soaking in this natural phenomena.
11" x 14"   Oil on canvas board     $450

Kenton Row, Lakeside

This past weekend I painted four paintings at the Lakeside Chautauqua on the Marblehead Peninsula along the Lake Erie shoreline.. A warm & friendly community gather there throughout the summer. It feels like going back in time to another era. My friends & I stayed in Lakeside Hotel, a historic victorian hotel, built about 135 years ago. These houses are in Kenton Row facing the recreational area of the village.
11" x 14"     Oil on canvas board   SOLD

Sheep on Heck Road

I am behind on my posts! We painted another area of the sheep farm a few weeks ago. We found a shady spot to watch the little lambs play, while we painted away. Just beyond this view, to the right are fields of sunflowers waiting to be our next subject.
16" x 19"   Oil on canvas board       $450

Field And Clouds

PAC group painted again from the Mennonite Meeting House on Renkenberger Road. The place is so peaceful. The weather was hot & muggy, but sitting in the shade mixing paint while breezes gently shifted the grasses was the best place to be.
14" x 17"         Oil on canvas board       SOLD

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lakeside, Houses on Second Street

This was my final Lakeside painting this past weekend. I painted the view sitting next to the shuffle board courts, looking up across Second Street, at the period houses. The work is painted directly on a natural wood surface. 
10" x 10"      Wood panel      $450

OPAS converged on the LakeSide Chautauqua on Lake Erie once again. Once again the flower gardens made a lovely foreground for our paintings. In the background is the pavilion. An enthusiastic & gracious area resident bought the painting during the outdoor art show.

11" x 14"       Oil on canvas board     SOLD

Outlaw Barn

A few weeks ago 10 members of the PAC met at the OutLaw Farm in New Springfield. It was an extremely hot, muggy day.  Nevertheless we enjoyed the peaceful setting.

                                                   9" x 12"        Oil on canvas      SOLD

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ohio River, Boat Club

This week the appointed place for the Plein Air Painters to meet was at the East Liverpool Boat Club, right down on the Ohio River.The members would come & go. Some would cart supplies to Babbs island in the center of the river. The scene would change as normal activity progressed, & as the sun & clouds moved across the sky. We appreciated the open friendliness of the members. A very relaxing place to spend an afternoon!

Oil Painting on board    SOLD