Thursday, November 21, 2013

Olmsted Falls

My sister & I took a painting trip to Olmsted Falls, west of Cleveland, one afternoon this week. It was quite chilly, so we painted quickly. A rushing bubbling brook flows through this lovely rocky ravine. An artists delight!
We combined our trip with an overnight visit to a dear Friend nearby.
9" x 12"     oil on canvas covered board    $450

Ohio River Valley

The Plein Air group painted from the West Virginia side of the Ohio River this week. This is a "backwater" area along Route #2. The river is just out of view, at the base of the hills. The smoke stacks are the Samis plant on the Ohio side of the river.
12" x16"  Oil on linen canvas      $550

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Calla Road

Weather prediction foretold of thirty five mile hour winds, but it was a remarkably lovely day. I did layer with seven or so layers of sweaters, some wool, old stretch pants under my long dress three hats & two hoods. Why take chances? We did have several inches of snow that night, & it has not yet melted.
12" x 12"       Oil Painting         $350

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Stoney Creek in Autumn

The leaf colors are nearly gone. Orange & yellow leaves cover the ground. I was interested in the deep red & earth green shadows of the water. When the Plein Air Group met at the Lilly pond in Mill Creek Metro park, I wanted to paint the blue heron that stood like a statue in the pond, but there was no background color. Just down the hill was this lovely stoney creek bed. It was complicated to paint, & I would like to return to do another, but it would all be different. I sat below the curved stone bridge behind me. The damp cold from it reminded me of a stone castle. 
11" x 14"      Oil Painting      $450