Today Suzanne and some of the women who take the Y art classes met to demonstrate in the center of the lovely spacious building. Ellie kindly offered to sit for me! As you can see she is very paintable! And a joy to paint.
The Davis YMCA is taking donations of art five inches square. These six are squares I took from older paintings. The top left was painted in Colorado. The two to the right of it are from a plein air competition I entered at the Van Wert County Fair. the bottom left is a sunrise on lake erie, and the two bottom right from one painting at a nearby pond.
6 five inch square oil paintings. Available in January at the Davis YMCA
This is my seasonal still life and a setup for a demo that I painted last Saturday at the Hoyt. I hope to take a better photo later. The painting is hanging in the Butler Sales Gallery currently. The demo is larger. I haven't finished it, but will post it when I do.
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.