Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Anita Reading

Another of my winter indoor paintings. Our hostess, Anita, posed for us one cold day. Each of the artists did fantastic paintings in their own styles! This is mine, a 12" x 12" oil on cradled wood.
12" x 12" oil on wood  

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Franklin Conservatory

A few weeks ago My artist friends Michelle Walker & Marianne Miller met to paint at the Franklin Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio. The orchids were in bloom that week. It was the perfect place to paint on a cold winter day. Under a roof, but brightly lit with natural light and living plants of every type throughout. We hope to return at some point.
12" x 12"  oil on cradled wood  $450

Winter At Park Edge

One winter day I chose to paint at the edge of the Mill Creek Fitness Trail. The sun would come and go, but I did not stay out long. It has taken me a while to take a good photo of this. 
16" 20"    Oil on wood panel    $450

Friday, March 31, 2017

Sprucevale Spring

We felt spring had finally arrived this past Plein Air Meet-up at the Sprucevale area of Beaver Creek State park. What a beautiful day to bask in nature.

16" x 20" oil on cradled wood $550

More Old Hats

We arranged another composition of the old hats. This time I added myself reflected in the mirror.
12" x 12" oil on cradled wood  $550

Old Hats

Anita has been given some old hats that her friends found in an attic. What fun our art group had composing a painting around them!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Swamp In Late Winter

Kathy Farthing and I painted together again on February 13th. The thermometer registered around 30 degrees. I was not expecting to stay out long. However the sun shone brightly on us. We were a little protected from the breeze in this wooded area, near the Mill Creek Park fitness trail. In fact we were very comfortable.
12" x 12"  Oil on cradled wood   $650

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Pomegranate And Beets

Occasionally, Michelle, the artist and my friend takes time out to drive the 150 miles or so to visit and paint. We set up this still life in my studio. 
12" x 12"  Oil on cradled wood  $550

Magenta Cyclamen

My birthday present needed to be carved in paint! So I obliged it. Several artists demonstrated at the local Y,I chose to paint my birthday present.
12" x 12"  oil on cradled wood   $550

Heather & Tea

This is another fantastic still life with Anita's stuff! Really fun to paint with other artists.
12" x 12"     Oil on cradled wood     $550

Plant With Still Life

This our paint group has been meeting inside. Anita, the host artist, sets out a still life or we bring objects to arrange. My main enjoyment is to paint from life (as verses a photo or memory), so a still life is fine. 
12" x 16"    Oil on linen    $450

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Arrowhead Orchard

I have noticed the lovely hills along State route 172 when I drive west toward Canton, Ohio. I keep thinking it would be wonderful to paint in that area. Well, few weeks ago, it worked out that my artist friend, Kathleen Gray Farthing, wanted to meet to paint a snowy landscape. We arranged to meet at Arrowhead Orchards. The temp that day was 13 degrees fahrenheit; however, that didn't stop us, we dressed warm and had a lovely time.
I posted the painting on Facebook and Plein Air Magazine writer Bob Bahr picked up on our story, especially Kathy's thick fur coat that had been her mother's. If you click on the link below you can read the wonderful write-up!

12" x 24"    oil on  cradled wood     $650