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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Country Pond

Hello there, I painted this same image a while back a bit smaller, this is 11X 14 on a stretched canvas. The smaller one hung in the Cincinnati art museum for a month or so. I loved the image so much I thought I would try it again. I used a palette knife for some of the foreground work to create some nice texture.

Starting to feel like fall here, nice having it cool off a bit but we sure need rain. Our group is meeting outside Friday morning to paint, our days are numbered before the cold weather arrives.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mason, Ohio-plein air

Hello there, This is another piece painted in town on location recently, oil on a 8 x 10 Raymar panel. One of the galleries in town will be having a show for our plein air pieces in December so that's exciting.

I did paint outside Tuesday night, we met around 8 set up and watched the street lights come on. We had a full moon , I planned that don't you know? lol It was perfect, no wind and warm weather. The longer we were out there the more we could see, with the street lights you could see all of the detail of the buildings along the street. My painting came out pretty good, you don't really know what you have until you get back inside. I had a headlamp and I couldn't really aim it at my painting because of the glare so I painted pretty much from the light of the streetlight. I set my palette up the same all the time so I knew what colors I was working with and I was looking mostly at values. Anyway it was fun and I would try it again.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cowan Lake again

Hi, This painting was done a few weeks ago on site. We camped for the night at Cowan Lake and I found a great spot in the shade to paint the next morning while my hubby fished. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

Trying something new tonight, a group of us are meeting in town to paint after dark. Very excited to try this. I am taking several different lights hoping something works well. One of the lights is the kind that straps on your head with the light on your forehead. I have to try not to look at the other artists around me as I would probably blind them, lol.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Recent paint out

Hello there, About a month ago I participated in a plein air event put on by Ohio Plein Air Society. We showed up in a quaint town called Milford, Ohio, painted for about 6 hrs. and then had a wet paint sale. You may recall that I posted about it a while back. Anyway my painting did not sell and I left it in a gallery in Milford for a few weeks. I picked it up last week and touched it up a bit more and here it is. It is 9 x 12 on a Raymar panel. I'll let it dry and probably list it on Ebay at some point.

Our art festival is Sunday and I help to hang the inside gallery on Saturday and hoping to get out in the afternoon in time to catch an opening in which I have a painting. Busy, busy

Nice to have deadlines though, keeps things exciting. Have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Copy of a Potthast

Hi there, This oil painting was painted looking a a painting done by Edward Potthast. I love his work, so many wonderful beach scenes with children. This isn't an exact copy as I free handed the sketch while looking at his painting. Occasionally I sketch things out with a pencil but mostly I just thin down burnt umber and sketch with a brush. I have said several times how great it would be to go on the beach today and be able to shoot reference images like this. This is painted on a 11 X 14 Raymar panel.

I am dropping off a painting today for a juried show and next weekend is our local arts festival, busy and great times.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Williamsburg #2

Hello there, This is the second painting I did from my reference photos from my trip to Williamsburg Va. this summer. I probably will do more when I get a chance. I have a lot of things coming up, September seems to be a busy time for the arts. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas, my favorite size. Have a good day

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Teapot & Pears

Hi there, A couple of weeks ago I was out shopping and hit a few antique stores, I came across a booth that was 40% off. I purchased this wonderful pot for about $7. I set up this still life last week and I think the pot came out really well, I wasn't sure I liked the teacup but it has grown on me a bit. It's oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. Have a good day

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Holiday card competition

Hello there, If you were following my blog last year you might recall that I did a painting for a holiday card competition. A representative for our county will be choosing a painting to be his card and the painting will then hang in his office. We can submit up to four paintings and they will hang in a local gallery near here for a few weeks also. Last year they suggested we paint snow scenes, this year it can be anything as long as the location is here in Warren county. I tried to choose images that would look good in the format of a small card, this is a local park and I took this photo last winter while the snow was on. I have started a second painting and may do more. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.

School is starting back so maybe next week I will go back on Ebay, summer is so slow on there.

Have a great day!