Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fellows Rose Garden

Our painting group returned to Fellows Riverside Garden to paint this week. The roses are blooming, so hard to decide which nook and cranny to paint! This color is Elle. The petals range from yellow to peach to orange, exquisite.

16" x 12"    Wood Panel    $350

Old Fashioned Bouquet

Picked a bouquet from our garden this week. Old fashioned climbing roses, daisies and a peony to fill our green pitcher.
12" x 12"    Oil On Cradled Wood   $350

Last week Tresa invited our outdoor painting group to paint at her lovely 1837 cottage on the lake. They had a lush Rhododendron in bloom. Really a dream house!I could have sold this twice.
18" x 20"   Oil on Cradled Wood    Sold

Iris In The Shadow of a Linden Tree

Mid-month the Plein Air painters met to paint at Fellows Riverside Gardens. I was in the mood to paint iris. I only found four. These two were blooming in the shade of a linden tree. They had been planted on an island in the parking lot. 
12" x 12"   Oil on Cradled Wood  $350

Lowmiller Farm

The second week in May my artist friend Michelle made the 3 hour trip across Ohio to paint with me. We met another artist, Kathy at this farm near Paris, Ohio. The Lowmiller farmer was gracious, having no problem with us painting on his property.

18" x 20"  Oil on Cradled Wood  $450

Old Leetonia Library

The first of May I scheduled our plein air group to meet in Leetonia. I saw this pink dogwood against the old brick building. It had rained in the morning and the sky did not appear to promise sunshine. But, it did stop raining about noon. So I decided to go, knowing most of the artists wouldn't venture it. I had the composition down when the sky turned really dark. Without  any more warning the sky began to dump bucketsful of water, that felt like bullets. Before I could get packed up and into the car, even my tennis shoes sloshed full of water! I returned another day to finish.
12" x 12"   Oil on Cradled wood  $250