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

Mesopotamia

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

Amish Corn Shocks

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     $850