Hi there, I’ve been busy painting for an event we have starting in September, called Colors of the Community. This is one of four I am doing, a sweet little colorful ice cream shop in town. This is oil on a 8” x 10” canvas.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Yesterday I went to Waynesville Ohio to paint in a plein air competition. Waynesville is a very cute historic town north of me. I signed in at 10 and we had to turn our paintings in at 2. I chose this cute shop with striped awnings and loved the American flag flying in front. As I painted I met the owner and they seemed interested in purchasing it perhaps. I told them when I finished I would frame it and bring it back to show them. I cleaned up by 1 framed the painting and they loved it and did want to purchase it. I was very happy when I dropped it off for judging. I’m telling this day just kept getting better when I was awarded first place, woo hoo. I came home tired and hot but very happy. Painting has it’s up and down that for sure but this was just a perfect day. Sorry about the very lousy photo, tried to take a photo with my phone and I didn’t get it. I took this off their website.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Hi there! I took a workshop with Tim Horn recently, three days mostly plein air. I love his work, google him and check out his paintings. We spent two days in the sweet town of Milford Ohio and this is one of the ones I painted, I love small shops with striped awnings. He really likes to push values, darker darks and lighter lights, dramatic lighting. This is oil on a 8” x 10”canvas.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Don’t you just love lilacs? The smell is just yummy. I cut these in my daughters yard and had to paint them. I had some limes in the house and I love the purple and green together. This is oil on a 8” x 10” canvas.
Painted outside Tuesday for the first time in downtown Lebanon Ohio. Painted on a street corner with semi trucks flying by and lots of people to talk to. Always challenging and mostly fun, have to admit I enjoy it more in a peaceful place. I recommend it if you haven’t tried it, so great to paint from life.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Hi Friends, painted this a few days ago, this is a sweet Historic town just north of me. I will be there in a few weeks painting on location so I was practicing from a reference photo. I was trying to be impressionistic and not get caught up in the details, I may add some people but not sure. This is oil on a 8” x 10” linen panel. Good to see you!
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Hi! Thanks to those of you that took time to give me your opinions on the painting with the orange awning. Here it is once again, maybe finished? I reduced the size of the awning and kept the orange but killed the intensity of it. I brightened the sidewalk and did touch’s of color on my people hoping they would stand out more and put a cleaner color down for their skin tones. Walking away from it for a bit and I’ll come back to it and decide if it’s finished. Gosh they’re never perfect and I’m not sure if they are ever finished, lol.
I do have those rare experiences where a painting seems to paint itself and isn’t that a joy? We live for those don’t we?
Good to see you!
Monday, April 2, 2018
Hi Friends , this is another plein air painting from last summer and I added a couple. I called it Window Shopping, I felt they looked like they had stopped and were looking in the window. This is oil on a 8” x 10” linen panel painted in Madison Indiana. Still working on the last post, thanks so much for your input. I had it critiqued today by the other group I paint with and I’m making changes.