Sunday, August 16, 2015

Two sketches from August 16 - © Christopher Greco

"Sunday in Oberlin"
8x10 oil on canvas panel.

"In the Company of Pine Cones"
8x10 oil on canvas panel.

An interesting day of painting. It started at a lake near Wellington. A beautiful morning and a nice shady spot under the pines. After the first sketch, we decided to drive over to Oberlin. We stopped for gas and then noticed a plume of black smoke...there was a barn on fire about 200 yards away!  We watched the firemen for a few minutes and then continued our trip. Oberlin is a pretty town but we encountered an unusually high number of jack asses. A very  obnoxious and rude college girl in a Ben Franklin store and several car stereo sound systems that were so loud they bordered on a "assault" They "music" was offensive and hardly more than a collection of every four letter word they could think of.  Lastly, a car parked a few feet from us threw a firecracker out the window. As a plein air painter, I have encountered all manner of jerks while on my painting expeditions, this was a first.
My advice to other painters, visit Wellington. It is a beautiful small town.
The Dog Tracks restaurant is great, the waitresses are the best and there is an abundance of subject matter. On the other hand, Oberlin is pretty but not worth it if it requires dealing with so many ass holes.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Clague House" - © Christopher Greco

"Clague House"
8x10 oil on canvas.
I had 30 minutes of painting before the sun had settled to low. I picked this subject for the reflected light and color on the brick wall and under the eaves...and it was peaceful.

Monday, August 10, 2015

"Lake Erie Weekend" sketches - © Christopher Greco

"Lake Erie Weekend sketches"
8x10, 8x8 oil on canvas panels.
Finally a chance to paint this summer. Three are from above the beach in Bay Village and one is from Vermillion.