Sunday, April 30, 2017

View Looking East on Route 558

This is an older painting I recently sold. A local scene.
10" x 10"  Canvas covered Board  SOLD

Old Apple Tree

Last week the apple trees were in full bloom. It doesn't take much to bring the petals down. The deep yellow dandelions seemed to overpower the delicate pink of the apple blossoms. I thought at first I'd not paint the dandelion, but it didn't seem right to leave them out.
11" x 14" Oil on Linen canvas $450

Ancient Anderson Tree

I had no idea this 42 Foot high, 350 year old white oak tree existed, 20 minutes from our home! One day when drive an uncle and aunt home from church my aunt happened to mention it. I was finally able to make contact with the owner for permission to bring my plein air group here. Absolutely awe inspiring to spend an afternoon observing such living treasure.
16" x 20"  Oil on Cradled Birch  $750

Mohican State Park

One lovely spring day I met-up with my artist friend Michelle Walker at Mohican State Park. We asked about an interesting place to paint and were told there was a waterfall ten or so miles up the road. Upon arrival we discovered it was a 2 or 3 mile hike, mostly uphill, to the falls. I did not have my backpack, still we were determined to check out the falls. We climbed, me pulling my card over roots and rocks imbedded in the path. Sometimes along a steep drop off into a river, at other times crossing a rivulet flowing down to the river. When we arrived at the rather narrow trickle of a falls it was completely in shadow. Neither one of us felt we could get a good painting from it. So, since we had climbed all that way we painted with our back to the sound of falling water. Plants hadn't sprouted much yet, but the moss was nice.
16" x 24"     Oil on cradled birch wood   $450

Daffodill Meadow

There is an area of Mill Creek Metroparks called Daffodil Meadow. My plein air group painted here twice this month. It is very popular with the public when in peak bloom. We have been painting here three years at least, when the hillside is covered in bright yellow blossoms. I will try to get a better photo. The painting is hanging at the Davis YMCA this month.
16" x  18"  Oil on canvas covered board   $350    

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