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