The day was clear with a cool breeze. The artists met to paint on the Burbick farm along Middleton Road. I chose this scene for the stark light & shadow and the bright orange field. So peaceful to paint sitting in the landscape!!!
The East Ohio Plein Air Painters met to paint at the Charles Burchfield Homestead this week. The day was beautiful for painting. The kind docent kept the museum open until we were finished. We had a nice show of artists. Our friend Michelle came from Columbus and stayed to paint. charlesburchfieldhomestead.com
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.