The Monday plein air painters club returned to the Old Heck Farm. I drove a mile farther to do a quick painting of this farm from a hilltop on Fairfield School road. This is looking north toward Columbiana.
All of you who read my blog, please come to my opening Saturday August 24th 12 - 5 PM. It is at the Art Outreach Gallery in the Eastwood Mall (Niles, Ohio) along Route 422.
The Plein Air paint club met on the old Heck farm, on Crestview Road this past Monday. The day was perfect for painting. We found this glorious reflecting pond. I had some especially nice wood structures, that were made for encaustic painting. I seasoned them with linseed oil.
The Corn rows wrap around the hillsides, a velvet like shimmer of orange tassels. Bulls huddle in the shade at the crossroads of Lower Elkton and Crestview roads. We are very grateful to the nearby family who welcomed us to park on their property.
This is a view from an Amish schoolhouse near new Wilmington Pennsylvania. My Plein Air students chose this place to meet. This day I couldn't resist painting along with them. The family that owned these fields rode their horse & cart out to see our finished paintings. Others spoke to us as they passed along the road. I am enjoying this class so much.
When painting en plein air I’m drawn into a deeper sense of the beauty of the landscape. Capturing in paint some essence of God’s handiwork is an intriguing thrill. Shapes and colors change constantly via the elements, like a kaleidoscope turning as it is held up to the light. Sunlight and shadow, the movement of a breeze, makes painting en plein air so much more stimulating than painting from a photo.
I work to capture that flash of wonder the light reveals to me. Spontaneity contributes to the energy that comes through in my painting. My painting is a celebration of light and color. Light is a metaphor of Christ the creator. Light reveals color, exposing immediate substance. It reveals depth and detail. Light communicates relationships, revealing nuances that continuously change, yet have a timeless source. My Paintings are for sale in the sales gallery of Butler Institute of American Art & The Hoyt Art Center Gift Shop & on Etsy as "Pleinairimpressions". It is my privilege to be a participant in various juried artist shows, Denver Plein Air in Colorado, Ohio Plein Air Society, Butler Museum of American Art, & The Hoyt in New Castle, PA.