Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
10x8" oil on canvas panel. I was excited when I found this location on Saturday so, early Sunday morning I was ready to paint there.The wind picked up as I began painting. About halfway through a huge gust picked up my easel and tipped it away from me. I caught one leg but, over it went spilling turpentine and brushes, unraveling an entire roll of paper towels down the sidewalk. We've all had this happen but it had been such a long time since I had to deal with wind that I was complacent. I packed up and headed to Home Depot. I picked up a 4 inch bolt, large washers and some extra nuts. I put it through a hole at the bottom of the tri-pod post where I now hang my back pack and bag of paints. I also found 2 tent pegs in my garage and now tie them to the top of the tri-pod post. I went back out later in the afternoon and my easel was solid and stable. It ended up being one of the best painting days I've ever had with three canvases that I am pleased with. The frame is a digital suggestion only.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Split Rail - SOLD
Frostville, Metro Park, Ohio, Church, Split Rail Fence, Morning LightDaily Painting
12x12" oil on canvas panel. I painted this in Frostville. The early spring morning was perfect. I am intrigued with fences and their hidden or not so hidden meanings. There is always the questions of "who or what are they trying to keep out? or who/what are they trying to keep in? The church in the background added another layer of interest for me.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
8x10" oil on canvas panel. It's always a great day when I'm in the woods or near the river. I had Maddie with me, we had a nice lunch and spent the whole afternoon painting and rambling. This is my idea of a perfect day. This painting is my second sketch.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Daily Painting, Tree, Broken, Ohio Landscape, Rocky River, Metro Park,March,Oil Painting
24x30" oil on stretched canvas. I hike along this ridge above the river most mornings. I was attracted by the color of the raw broken wood against the gray background. It suggested violence in this peaceful spot and I wondered if anyone heard a sound when this tree fell.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
11x14" oil on stretched canvas. A view of the neighbors that had been hidden from us by a row of 20 foot arborvitae trees till the home owner decided to cut them down. Fortunately the fence still stands.