Friday, October 24, 2014

Cannery Road 2

Yesterday's demo for our next to last class. We returned to Cannery Road and the day was beautiful. I looked west to paint the leaning tree, warm shades of autumn & Amish buildings.
This painting was juried into the Butler regional show 2015 & received honorable mention.
12" x 16"    Birch wood panel       $850


Monday was cloud covered & threatened rain. The forecast was 50% chance of rain. I had posted that the Plein Air group meet in Mesopotamia  so with images of horse and buggies in our thoughts we headed north. Our boldness was rewarded by a soothing mellow day, standing on the green with pallet and easel. 
11" x 14"   Oil on Linen canvas    $350

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cannery Road

Yesterday afternoon there were gorgeous cloud formations. An Amishman who came by when we painted on Snipes road last week recommended this view on Cannery Road. He saw us painting yesterday and was so pleased that we took his advice. We had a little over an hour to paint before the rain came down in torrents. Jan invited us to her place for critique and soup and to dry out.

11" x 14"      Oil on linen      $450

Lake Newport in Autumn

This week's group paint-out was at Mill Creek metro park overlooking Lake Newport. It threatened rain while we were there, but the day was lovely. 
13" x 15"   oil on linen     $450

Friday, October 10, 2014

Farm Along Snipes Road

This weeks demo at an Amish Farm near Fayettville. The day was overcast until late evening when the sun of course changed the look of the place. The buggies, farm horse teams and other Amish walking on foot were pleasant additional atmosphere to please our senses.
16" x 18"       Oil on Linen      $550

Yellow Sycamore

Monday paint-out at Beaver Creek State Park was rainy. I started a larger painting on stretched canvas, but gave in to the rain. We returned the next day to finish this yellow sycamore at the edge of the creek.

18" x 24"  Stretched canvas    $550

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fayette Farmland

My demo for my Plein Air class yesterday. This is at the edge of Fayetteville, PA. What a lovely day to paint outside and what an amazing place to be. We saw several teams of horses at work and the sounds of threshing was our background music.
Received one of two Women's Art committee awards at the Youngstown YWCA Women artist show 2015
18" x 20"     Oil on linen     $650

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Looking Through the Goldenrod

The Bird Sanctuary at Mill Creek Park. The plein air painters all agreed that yesterday was the perfect day to be working outside, especially here at the bird sanctuary!
16" x 18"      Oil on linen     $450

Blue Farmhouse on Detwiler Road

Early Spring plein air done on alongside Western Reserve Road. One of my favorite paintings. 

16" x 20"    Oil    $450

Stone House Alley

The Plein Air East Ohio group painted in Lisbon, Ohio last week. Enjoy the old buildings. I especially enjoy the glow of sunlight on old brick. Although we had some sunshine the day was chilly.
This painting was juried into the Butler Regional show.
12" x 12"     Oil on board     $450

Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Castle Hill

Jan, who is taking my Hoyt class, led us to this area of town yesterday. We were not sure how the sunspots and evening shadows would move as time passed, but were pleasantly surprised. A kind and lovely local resident brought us hot coffee as the evening turned cool.
16" x 20"    Oil om Linen     $450

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lisbon Square

Today's Plein Air piece, still on the easel. View looking east from the square in Lisbon, Ohio, the Columbiana County seat.
12" x 16"    Oil on Wood     SOLD

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hoyt Class Study

The first fall Hoyt Class demo. We painted under covered patio with the fall arrangement on a stool in the light. There was a light drizzle some of the evening which did not hurt the display and seemed to enhance the colors. Students were enthusiastic and designed their own interesting compositions.
12" x 9"  Oil    $350

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Burchfield Overlook

East Ohio Plein Air group met to paint near Franklin Square Ohio this week. The view is from the hilltop on Salem Grange Road. Charles Burchfield painted one of his rare oil paintings from this hilltop.

16" x 20"  oil on linen     $650

Prairie Rain

The Fall Ohio Plein Air Society Springfield Bog paint-out last Saturday had a good turnout. Rain threatened, but held off until about noon, so most artists finished their paintings. I painted this in the afternoon under some umbrellas. This painting along with June painting "Prairie Path" were chosen to hang with other OPAS artist Ohio prairie paintings at the Springfield Museum near Dayton, Ohio.
16" x 20"      Oil on Linen       $550
Photo of Springfield Bog prairie with artist Jody in the distance.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pastured Sheep

The Simon's Sheep pasture along Heck Road. There is a cool grove of trees on the south side of the road. Five artists painted at their easels in the shade while the sheep wandered in the opposite field. They would cluster in the shade, move into the sunny areas to eat back and forth every 10 minutes or so. I painted on a piece of loose canvas.
10" x 12"  Oil painting     $350

Friday, August 1, 2014

Clouds Over Baled Hay

This field is about a mile north of where I live. An artist friend stopped by to paint with us. A farmer stopped his truck while passing and asked us to paint at his farm. Hope to do that soon.
9" x 12"         Oil          SOLD

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cone Flowers and Lemon Lilies

The eastern ohio plein air group met at the Kirk Road trailhead in Austintown this week. The old stone railroad station and pavilion are impressive, hope we can paint the in the fall. The flower gardens are making a lovely show.
10" x 8"   oil on canvas     $350

Backyard Volunteers

Our artist friend Michelle came to paint our garden with me. She was astonished at the impressive profusion of our backyard summer flowers, Cone Flowers, black eyed susan & phlox. It is so good to have friends to paint with!

                  12" x 20"  Oil on Linen    $550

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Burlingame Farm

Last week I scheduled the plein air meet-up at Burlingame's Farm. As has been usual this summer rain clouds rolled in, soaking us on and off as we painted. The scene was ideal, now if only the cattle would stay in one place!
16" x 20"      Oil on Linen       SOLD

Ohio Prairie at Springfield Bog

I met another artist, Michelle, at the Springfield Bog Prairie last week. Worked on a larger canvas, it was a hot muggy day, and I took the dog with me. He seemed contented, and the prairie was teaming with a variety of flowers
18" x 24'    Oil on Linen   $850

Monday, June 23, 2014

Morine Marina Rental

A student and I met at Morine State Park in PA. The day was overcast, so we found a boat rental outfit who graciously gave us permission to set up our easels.
9" x 12"   Oil on canvas      $350

Mary Good's Garden

Mary Good has many artistic talents. One of which is the gardens she nurtures around her home. The Clematis was in full bloom on the day we painted in her yard. The rain threatened, distant thunder rolled as we worked. I would have liked to play in the paint on location longer, but sometimes the weather determines how long we work. I held out until my pochade box filled with water and I was rather damp. Then I folded up shop.
16" x 20"  Oil on canvas board Gifted

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Byler's Clothesline

We discovered a friendly Amish family, who gave us permission to paint on their property. All their clothes are in shades of blue. The warm sun lit up their house and the line of clothes. The wind was whipping the line hither and yon as we tried to focus on the shapes. Anna told us that she and her mother made the quilt in a geometric pattern called flowers.
12" x 12" oil on wood panel SOLD

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Koch Farm

Yesterday the Eastern Ohio Plein Air Club painted at my lifelong friend Judy's farm. The view & gardens are spectacular. I had to paint the 200 year old tree. The purple lupine and yellow iris gave intense color contrast to enhance arial perspective of the distant hills. I did not crop the section of pallet. Just thought it might interest others.
12" x 12"    Oil on wood panel    >SOLD<

Prairie Path

Scheduled an Ohio Plein Air paint-out at the Akron Metro park, Springfield Bog, with the enormous help of friends Laura Dressler and Susan Birgeles. The meet up was a huge success. This painting and "Prairie Rain" were accepted into the Springfield Museum OPAS show "Prairie Paintings, A Year in the Life"
12" x 12"  Oil on Wood panel   SOLD

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thunder Storm Moving In

Thunder storms moved around us as Mary Nell and I painted from the lot of an Amish greenhouse. What a lovely view, I could not do it justice. As the evening approached and clouds rolled across the sky the colors of the landscaped changed constantly.

12" x 16"      oil painting      $350

Friday, May 23, 2014

Volant Falls, Springtime

Plein Air Demo in Volant, PA. 
12" x 16"    Oil      $550

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Springfield Bog Prairie

Some artist friends met to paint at the Summit County Springfield Bog. It was a beautiful day to paint. Surprising how lovely a field of dried weeds can be! 
12" x 16"          Oil on Linen     

State Park Campground

I may work a little more on this. Monday the East Ohio Plein air Club met to paint at the Beaver Creek State Park Campground. The hawks were circling overhead, mayflowers were blooming, peace and life were revealed in nature.
12" x 16"   oil painting      $350

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pond on Brink Road

Spring at the pond on Brink Road near Grove City, PA.
5" x 10"   Oil on Board      $275

Apple Blossoms

Again, the apple blossoms have quickly come and gone. The artist can't procrastinate a day or two if she wants to paint the blossoms in their full glory. The day we painted storm clouds rolled over every half hour or so. Then we had some blue sky off and on. I have a large tractor umbrella that kept me partly dry, but still had to dump the water out of my paint box several times.

12" x 16"        Oil on linen        $450

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

An Old Geranium

Monday the Eastern Ohio Plein Air Club met at the YMCA, Boardman. Our goal was to promote the Art programs at the Y. The Mary Davis YMCA sponsors our group. They also have many other good art classes available. This lovely geranium was on display at the front desk. According to the employees  it has been around a long time.
9" x 12"    Oil on Board      $350


Eastern Ohio Plein Air group met this week at Poland Forest. The bluebells were fully opened. After finishing the landscape I was in the mood to paint a portrait. Marilyn, Brad's girlfriend was hanging out,  and she enthusiastically agreed to pose for me. Thank you Marilyn! Loved painting this and she said, "It looks just like me!"
12" x 9"    Oil on board    SOLD

12" x 16"       Oil on Canvas       $250

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lake Newport

We painted this Monday again at Lake Newport, Daffodil Meadow.We arrived early to beat the rain. Sure enough the rain began around one. It was a gentle rain, though, so I didn't mind, it doesn't inhibit the oil paint, but others paint with acrylic or pastels, so they packed up quickly.
9" x 12 "          canvas on board      $350

Friday, April 25, 2014

North Hill

The Plien Air class at Hoyt Art Center met to paint at the corner of Lincoln & Highland Streets in New Castle, Pennsylvania. We will try to find a quieter place to paint next week!

12" x 16"      Oil on linen covered board    $450

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Daffodil Meadow

Plein Air Club in East Ohio met Monday at the Mill Creek Park Daffodil Meadow. We had a nice turnout and the weather was ideal.

12" x 16"       linen on board       $450

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Still Life on A Rainy Day

The Hoyt Plein Air classes started last week. Rain was pouring down so I set a still life up on the window ledge of the "Blue Room". This was my demo.                                                                            
12" x 12    Oil on Linen    $450

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Gingerbread House in Gray

The plein air painting club met in Leetonia. We had so many choices from lovely old buildings, coke ovens, to railroad tracks, it was difficult to pick a scene. I finally chose this natural gray gingerbread house, with an old red barn behind it. I was told the house would soon be painted. 
Oil on linen     $350

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ice Chunks

Ice chunks lined the  banks at Beaver Creek State Park Monday where five artists met to paint. This was the warmest day we had this year. So wonderful to be out painting again!
12" x 16"     Oil on Linen     $450

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Quakertown Falls

One warmer day this month Brad called to ask if we were going somewhere to paint. We had talked of painting the frozen falls. The falls were running freely that day, there was ice hanging from the walls of the ravine. 

9" x 12"       Oil Painting       $250

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Five by Five

A few weeks ago I entered four oil paintings, five inches by five inches each, in a benefit show.  These were done from photos, not my preference; I would rather paint on location, directly from life. Never the less the paintings sold.

Levenham, UK  

South Valley, Colorado

Birmingham UK

Holmes County, Ohio

Friday, February 7, 2014

Mill Creek Farmland

It has been a particularly cold winter with an intimidating wind chill! One day Brad, one of the group who paints on location with me, called. We painted the brief midwinter thaw at Mill Creek farms off Bettendorf Road. We want to paint from that hilltop one day. However one needs to ford the creek & it was running high that day.
9" x 12"       Oil on canvas       $250