Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Rutherford B. Hayes Historical Home

The Ohio Plein Air Society was invited to Fremont, Ohio to celebrate their centennial year. We painted at the Rutherford B. Hayes Mansion & grounds. Our work will be hung in the gallery for viewing and purchase on the grounds until October.
18" x 20"    Oil on canvas board   $475

Hayden Falls

My artist friend, Michelle invited me to paint with her this past week. Friday was extremely hot,but we found this lovely waterfall set apart, in the midst of the city. We painted a couple of hours in the calm oasis sharing with the snakes, wild ducklings and poison ivy.
11" x 14"    Oil on canvas board    $450

The Rose Garden

Our Monday Plein Air group painted at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Metroparks. The orange roses especially caught my eye and the dark high hedge that set the colors off. It was a hot day, in the sun, but under my umbrella life was pleasant.
12" x 12"     Oil on board      $475

Monday, June 6, 2016

Peonies, Magenta Brilliance

On the second day of the peninsula art academy Competition we saw these amazing peonies at Judy's  Barn. The day was overcast, a fine mist threatened rain, however the brilliant color was not compromised. This painting was accepted into the 81st National Midyear at the Butler Institute of American Art.
12" x 24" Oil on Cradled Birch Panel 

Blue Hen Falls

We participated in the Penisula Plein Air competition last weekend. So many choices, so little time! Kathy & I hiked down a treacherously steep bank to paint this view of Blue Hen Falls at Cuyahoga Valley National park. It was peaceful, even with the background singing of the 17 year locusts out in full force! This painting won first place. It has also been accepted into the Springfield Museum OPAS show "Parks". Which opens in Oct.

12" x 24" oil on cradled birch panel $650