Friday, October 28, 2016

Lanterman's Mill

This week our Plein Air artists met at Lanterman mill in Mill Creek Metroparks. The temperature stayed around 50 degrees, but I layered with a wool and a down vest and did not notice the temps. The painting sold "wet off the easel!!"
12" x 12" Oil on cradled wood   SOLD

Autumn At Beaver Creek

A couple of weeks ago our Autumn colors were just beginning to sparkle when sunlit. The Monday painting group met at Beaver Creek State park. I set up at the east edge of the bridge with a view to the south.
11" x 14"  oil   $350

Beight's Barn

It may be obvious that I love the old barns. They are becoming scarce. Many are only shells of the original structure. This is still a working barn at the Bieght Farm along State Route 170.
16" x 24" Oil on Linen.    $450

Field & Clouds

Our Plein Air group met near East Palestine, looking east into Pennsyvania. The clouds moved in a dramatic display above the cornfields.
12" x 12"  Oil on Cradled Wood    $350

Gordon Park

Michelle, Becky and I looked for the perfect spot to paint. We found this dramatic view of the city of Cleveland from Gordon Park. We set up our easels on a concrete slab. The wind and waves from Lake Erie were a challenge. But, the view was worth it all.
12" x 24"  oil on cradled wood   $675


During the OPAS Competition I participated in the Quickdraw. I hadn't settled on the spot to paint until the whistle blew to begin! Quickly looking around, the light on this Bayarts Gallery building really popped! Really I would not have seen this dramatic light if I'd tried to choose a spot at another time of day!
12" x 12"   Oil on Cradled Wood  No longer available

Rocky RIver

The OPAS Competition was in Cuyahoga County this year. The Rocky River seems aptly named! I set up on a large rocky ledge near where the water cascaded down to these impressive stones. The light moved over and out of the ravine as time passed. I had to return the next evening to finish.

16" X 24"   Oil on Linen   $475

Cranberry. PA

One beautiful summer day I met two Plein Air artists, Doreen Currie and Tami Louco. Tami is from the Cranberry area of Pennsylvania and Doreen is from the Latrobe area. We shared stories over a lovely meal at Tami's and Painted this farm on a cool sunny day.
12" x 12"  oil on board   SOLD

Yellow Creek Falls

An artist in our painting group suggested we paint in the Struther's Yellow Creek Park, where he runs each day. I sat on a rock slab right at the edge of the falls. I enjoy being almost within the painting.
12" x 12" oil on cradled board   $450

Girard-Liberty Park

The stone slab creek-bed is a challenge to capture, especially as  minutes pass and the light moves over it. This is what I completed while sitting in the cool ravine one summer day in August. The trickling of the water is the best therapy imaginable! 
12" x 16"  Oil on Cradled Wood    $350