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.
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.
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.
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.
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.