Available Paintings

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Showcase of Arts

Hi there! I have been busy getting ready for Showcase of Arts, a wonderful early event held at the Cincinnati Womens Art Club. I will have an assortment of paintings but I will be returning with my little Santas again this year, they were a big hit last year. If you live in the Cincinnati area please join us. 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Small bird paintings

Hi there, this is one of the things I have been working on lately.  I purchased these cut off wood pieces and as you can see I am having fun painting birds on them.  I will be doing a show the first weekend in December at the Cincinnati Women's art club in Mariemont and I plan to have some there. I put them on Facebook and people seem to like them, sold several already. Cardinals as I understand it are a sign that your deceased loved one is visiting you when you see them.  

Turning into Fall here, Pretty.

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. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Tiny works of art

Hi there! Something a little different here. I painted these little necklaces and it was such fun. They are painted on 1 1/2" hand turned wood disks and sealed with three coats of varnish. I attached antique brass hangers that are lead free and then added black cords to hang them from. Doubled the cord measure 12" so they hang fairly long. I am offering four different ones this time although the group photos show others. I am offering them for $25 plus $5 shipping anywhere within the continental US.  One is called "Sunflower", one is Van Goghs "Starry Night" , one is a "Landscape" and the mother and child is from a painting by "Potthast"  you can purchase them through PayPal with a buy now option. Email me with any questions. Most are signed on the back because of the size and are all dated. Have a wonderful day.
Starry Nights SOLD
Landscape -SOLD

Friday, April 22, 2016

Landscape with red barn

Hi!  Another knife painting. Oil on a 8" X 10" canvas.
 Spring had finally arrived and I have been out to paint a few times, painted a red bud one day and a barn not far from here on another. Feels good to be out again. It never comes without it's challenges but that is all part of it. 

Thank you for visiting me.

Friday, April 1, 2016


Hi!  Another landscape painted with a knife.  This is oil on a 11" X 14" canvas.  I jump around a lot on subjects as you can tell and I'm always willing to try anything new but these new knifes have been kind of life changing.  I love the painterly look you get with them and it feels so good to push the paint around.  Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Still life

I really enjoy painting still lifes. Always a good challenge I think.  This one I set up for both of my groups last week. This is oil on a 8" X 10" stretched canvas, sorry there is a bit of glare. 

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Two new landscapes

Hi! Both of these landscapes are oil on 8 X 10" canvases. Both were painted with a flexible rubber spatula kind of thing, like using a fexible palette knife. I am having just the best time using this new tool.  I will try to upload a photo of the knifes also. Give them a try, so much fun. 
Have a great day!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Cleaning out studio continued

All of these 8" X 10" paintings are $50, includes shipping within the continental US. 

Poppies. Mixed media piece, patterned paper with poppies painted on top with gloss varnish.

Rose of Sharon. Oil on 8" X 10" museum quality Raymar panel.

Wine Bottles. Acrylic on a 8" X 10" stretched canvas. Gloss varnish.

Oranges on Board. Oil on a 8" X 10" stretched canvas.

Email me to see if they are still available at barbarapask@zoomtown.com

Cleaning out the studio

Hi! I am offering all of these 8" X 10" paintings unframed paintings for $50 and that includes shipping within the continental US. Jug & Cherries. Acrylic painting on a 8" X 10" stretched canvas and finished with a gloss varnish." Email me to see if this painting is still available at barbarapask@zoomtown.com

Amish farm

Hi there! I took this reference photo in Holmes county Ohio last summer. I just love Amish farms, they're so perfect. I tried to think design with the fence leading your eye in and the white flowers drawing you up to the large white barn, my focal point.  This is oil on a 16" X 20" canvas. 

I hope things are good in your life. So happy that Spring is right around the corner. Thanks for visiting me. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Three Pears

This painting is painted in oils on a 8" X 10" stretched canvas. It comes to you unframed but this is a standard size to frame. Available on a buy now option, $85 with free shipping only within the continental US. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Peach Roses again

Hi! Well I managed to paint these peach roses one more time before they completely wilted. This is oil on a 11" X 14" canvas, working with a dark background this time. One nice tip I got at Nancy Frankes workshop was to put some cad red light in your dark backgrounds, it gives it some warmth and atmosphere.
  Ordered the new Qiang Hiang's DVD, it's very good. He explains his process and supplies very well, I have followed him for years and love his work. His link is here on my blog in my list of artists if you are not familiar with him.  See you soon

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Peach Roses

Hi!  I took these wonderful peach roses and fresh pears to my group Monday to paint. I think five or six of us painted or sketched this set up or the second one I brought. Actually now that I think about it the others chose my other set up of roses in a ball jar.  Loved the color of the roses. I tried to think about the things I learned in my Nancy Franke workshop.  I blocked in with a paper towel, used a little spatula thingie for laying in my roses. I painted this on linen and really love using linen but of course it's more expensive to paint on. Love the texture and it is so easy to wipe back to the linen if you need to. I did wipe the light areas of the pears back and added cleaner paint toward the end. This is oil on a 8" X 10" linen panel. 

Thanks for visiting, stay warm and safe. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ballerina update

Hi there! Well she's back with some changes. I worked on her a bit more and then took it to critique. They really didn't have too much, felt maybe I needed more detail in her back, lower her elbow and thought I had a line around her where I painted in the background. Last night I painted the background again, worked on the flesh tones more and I toned down a lot of the orange in her hair. Hubby didn't like all the orange in her hair and I took that into consideration too. Could it be done? Maybe, lol  I heard once it takes two artists to paint a painting, one to paint it and one to tell them when it's done, lol. "Back away from the canvas"