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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Painting outside this summer

Hi there! As we move into Fall here I looked over some of my plein air pieces from the summer.  I painted outside almost every week, sometimes on 90+ days, whew!  This might be my favorite piece from this summer.  One of the challenges to painting outside is choosing a subject quickly, cropping it to fit your canvas and not chasing the light.  Sometimes you fight it and sometimes it is a joy.  This one just kind of painted itself, I completed it in a hour and half.  When I saw that red Chevy truck poking out of there with the sunlight hitting it I just knew I had to give it a go.  This is oil on a 8" X 10" canvas, my favorite size to paint outside.  Thank you for checking i

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Festival

Hi Everyone, I want to invite you to our 11th annual Fall Festival in Deerfield Township. This Saturday September 17th from 11-5 on the corner of Snider Rd. and Irwin Simpson. My group Arts alliance Painters will have an exhibit inside the Snyder house located in the grounds. The focus of our show will be a group of paintings that were completed over the last several months. We all painted looking at the same set up painting all or part of it or just using it for inspiration. Please join us if you live in the area. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

A Large Commission

Hi!  I have been working on a large painting, large for me anyway.  This is oil on a 36" X 48" deep canvas and will not be framed. It was fun setting it up, the client brought some of her favorite pieces over and then I added a lot of my items. I photographed the set up and waited for her approval. I sketched it on in charcoal and then covered the canvas with thin paint getting all the shapes and values in.  I just tackled one item at a time working my way around the canvas. She stopped by yesterday to see if, I felt I had done all I could do and wanted to see if she wanted anything changed. She loved it! Whew.  I signed it and painted the edges and now it dries, I'll deliver it to her and hang it soon. I think it will look great on her wall. I love the touches of red, so glad we went with red tulips. 

Makes me think I should do more large ones.  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Milford Ohio

A few weeks ago I went out to paint with my Tuesday group in Milford Ohio. Milford is a sweet town with lots of old charming homes. This is oil on a 8" X 10" linen panel.  

Just back from NC, I attended a 3 day workshop with Roger Bansemer. Roger is on PBS, you may have caught his show. He paints plein air and travels around with his wife Sara. It was such fun meeting Roger, Sara and their cute dog. The workshop was geared more toward acrylic painters as all of his demos were in acrylic. I enjoyed myself and
met lots of nice people. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Plein air painting

Hi! I have going outside to paint quite a bit lately.  It's always challenging and sometimes you come home with a painting you like.  I painted this fancy chicken coop on location and came home and added the chickens later.  This is oil on a 8" X 10" linen panel. 

I just signed up for a workshop with Roger Bansemer for the end of this month in North Carolina. Hubby is going along and planning to do some fly fishing. We are taking our new camper, I'm excited. 

Thanks for visiting. ❤️

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Hi Friends! I gave myself a specific task with this one. I toned the canvas first which I rarely do but should. I toned it with burnt sienna, I really like to use a warm tone when I am outside painting all those greens.  After I toned I worked with larger bristle brushes to block in my large shapes. I then switched to softer brushes to lay the details on top.  I'm pleased with it, I really like seeing the burnt sienna peeking through everywhere. 

Thanks for visiting me.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Love old houses

Hi there! Sorry I haven't posted lately, no good excuse. This is a recent painting that I did from one of my reference photos. This is oil on a 8" X 10" canvas. Although I love to paint everything old houses hold a special place in my heart. I am considering painting this one on a much larger canvas. 

I hope things are good in your life.