Friday, October 26, 2018

Christmas / Holiday Season and Catching Up

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Covered Wagon, Hale Farm 3

"Covered Wagon, Hale Farm 3"
The third painting at Hale Farm, from my Summer Sketchbook.
This is a beautiful place to visit in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A great
place to bring families and paints. This is a Gouache painting, 5" x 7.5" on
watercolor paper.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Village House, Hale Farm 4

"Village House, Hale Farm 4"
A page from my Summer Sketchbook. This is the 4th sketch
from my day at the Hale Farm in the Cuyahoga Valley
National Park. Painted in Gouache, it measures 5" x 7.75",
on watercolor paper.
Shortly after I began painting, a group of people showed up and began
setting up rows of chairs and a garden trellis right behind me.
A wedding ceremony had been scheduled for the very spot I had chosen.
 I finished my sketch and got out of the way before the guests showed up 
but it was pretty distracting to paint with a dozen young people 
setting it all up a couple of feet behind me.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Berea Pines

"Berea Pines"
A stand of pine trees caught my attention on this day. The different 
qualities of light and shadow, direct light, reflected light,
the  warm and cool shadows gave the scene so much clarity.
I was also trying out a new, homemade tripod/easel attachment
that I had mad the day before. It worked pretty well for about
a month and then the tripod broke! Ive since made some revisions and
 adapted my easel attachments to another
works well enough for the time being.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Stacked Stories

"Stacked Stories"
An intersection of book shelves in my studio. I love to read
and get a particular joy in the look and feel and art and stories of old
children's books. I also like the abstract design of books on shelves.
This is an Acrylic painting, 10.25" x 14.25" on watercolor paper.

Monday, October 1, 2018

"Bouquet 2"
A second version of this bouquet. It is fascinating
to me to see the value of the first painting when doing additional
versions. Being able to bring that experience and knowledge to 
the next painting is rewarding and fun.
This painting is Acrylic, 7.75" x 7.75" on watercolor paper.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Studio Treasures

“Studio Treasures”
A collection of some of objects that live in my studio
and inspire my imagination and make me smile. I hope to do more 
of these sort of still life paintings. I feel that they have an
architectural quality that I would like to explore.
This painting is Acrylic, 7.75” x 7.75” on watercolor paper.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Oak Leaves and Acorn

“Oak Leaves and Acorn”
After a stormy night, this small casualty landed on my front steps.
I placed it on the morning paper, and a subject was decided. The
Richness of the color against the gray print and the organic leaf shapes
against the straight, measured gray boxes was interesting to me.
This is an Acrylic painting, 7.75” x 7.75” on watercolor paper.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Boquet of Flowers 1

"Boquet of Flowers 1"
Acrylic on watercolor paper, 7.75" x 7.75".

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Crackers and Jelly

"Crackers and Jelly"
Home made Blueberry Jelly on Crackers, yum! This was one of several small 
paintings I did on a rainy day. I chose a few objects for the pure
joy of painting. This is Acrylic on watercolor paper. The image is 7.75" x 7.75".

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


A page from my Summer Sketchbook. One of my most favorite things to 
do is to sketch along the trails and rivers in the Metro Parks. Watching
and studying the play of light on the trail and the water is a 
peaceful and meditative way to spend an afternoon. As all of my work,
 this is painted on location and from life.  It is Gouache on paper and
the image is 3.5"x 7".

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

In The Shade Beside The River

"In The Shade Beside The River"
This was my first sketch back in Ohio. I marveled
at the complementary cool shade on the shore and 
the heat of the sun on the river. This is a page
from my Summer Sketchbook. It is painted
in Gouache. The image is 3.25" x 6.25" on paper.

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Lifeguard

"The Lifeguard"
She watches and keeps everyone safe. This is a page from my Summer Sketchbook.
Painted with Gouache, the image measures 5" x 8" on paper.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Quiet Conversation

"Quiet Conversation"
Two friends met walking on the beach. They had a conversation and then each went their seperate
way. I saw it and I sketched it. This is another page from my Summer Sketchbook. Painted from life
on Huntington Beach in Bay Village, Ohio. This is Gouache on paper, this image 
measures 4" x 7".

Friday, September 21, 2018

Morning Light in the Woods

"Morning Light in the Woods"
One of my favorite places to paint, hike and think. It was a very peaceful
and beautiful mornings watching the light streak through
the woods. This is also a page from my Summer Sketchbook.
It was painte on location and from life in the Metro Parks in North Olmstead,
Ohio with Gouache. The image is 3.5" x 6.5" on paper.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sun Baked

"Sun Baked"
Sometimes I have to look for a subject and sometimes it
appears right in front of me. This was at Huntington
Beach in Bay Village, Ohio. The color relationships are what I
found fascinating. The warm/cool contrasts and the extreme foreshortening.  This is a page from
my Summer Sketchbook. It is a Gouache painting, the image is
7.5" x 5" on paper
This and other sketches and paintings are available for purchase here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Beach Party

"Beach Party"
We visited East Harbor State Park and there was a party going on.
The peninsula stretches out into Lake Erie with two miles
of beautiful beaches. 
I loved the bold yellow canopy this group
had as they partied.
This painting is from my Summer Sketchbook, painted on
location and from life. It is painted in gouache, the image is 
6.5" x 4" on paper.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Looking West

"Looking West"
Huntington Beach, Bay Village, Ohio.
 I enjoyed the shade of the trees and cliffs that line the beach as I painted
 the people and the lifeguard enjoying their day at the beach.
This is a page from my Summer Sketchbook. It is a Gouache painting,
the image is 4.75" x 7" on paper.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Rainbow Morning

"Rainbow Morning"
I love rainbow umbrellas on the beach.
This family set up their umbrella first thing in the morning.
This is another page from my sketchbook, painted on location, from life in gouache.
The image is 4"x 6.75" on paper.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

An Afternoon at the Beach

"An Afternoon at the Beach"
Reading, playing, relaxing as the waves crash over the rocks and breakwall, 
it all happens during an afternoon at Huntington Beach.
This page from my sketchbook is a Gouache, 4.5"x7.25"
on paper.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Family Beach Day

"Family Beach Day"
Gouache, 6"x5" on paper.
Another page from my summer sketchbook.
I shared the shaded part of the beach with a family and 
they became the subjects of my painting. As usual, this was painted 
from life on Huntington Beach in Bay Village, Ohio.
It will be available for purchase here.

Friday, September 14, 2018


Gouache, 6.75" x 4" on paper.
This is a page from my sketchbook. I am drawn to the architecture
of the lifeguard chairs, nothing is more iconic of summer at the beach.
This is at Huntington Beach in Bay Village, Ohio.
This sketch will be available for purchase tomorrow.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Beach Searcher

I observed a boy searching the waters edge for shells and stones. 
This is a page from my sketchbook. It is gouache, 4" x 7.25" on paper.
It is available for purchase here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Beach Day

Beach Day -  Gouache, approx. 4" x 7.25" on  5.75" x 8.5" water color paper.
Four people enjoying a beautiful warm day at the beach. This is a page from my sketchbook.
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Monday, September 10, 2018

City in the Distance

"City in the Distance"
7x7 gouache on watercolor paper.
This is a view of Cleveland looking east from Huntington Beach
in Bay Village, Ohio. It will be available  for sale on Tuesday, September 11 at:

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Huntington Beach

 Huntington Beach, Bay Village - 8x10 Gouache on watercolor paper.
This painting is available,

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Paintings from my August trip to Ohio for Grace's 
2nd birthday.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Last Three in Ohio - © Christopher Greco

The last three paintings in Ohio for awhile. I am off on a new adventure soon...stay tuned.
These paintings are, two 9x12 and one 12x12 oil on canvas panel.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"Mid Day, North Fairfield" - © Chris Greco

"Mid Day, North Fairfield"
12x12" oil on canvas panel.
This is the first of two paintings from last Sunday.
A very pleasant day and a very much needed change from Saturday's drama in Leroy Township.
We met two very nice people, Ruth and Earl from the North Fairfield Museum and learned a little bit of the history of the town and it's connection to the people and towns in our own home state.

"Erie Beach", "The Danger In Leroy Township" - © Chris Greco

"Erie Beach"
12x12 oil on canvas panel.
On Saturday morning we drove out to Erie, PA and stopped at this small beach to sketch.

 "The Danger In Leroy Township"
9x12 oil on canvas panel.
On Saturday afternoon we stopped in Leroy and drove through Indian Point Park in search of 
a subject to paint.

As we drove down the gravel road (Indian Point Road) and came out of the park I saw  this appealing
scene and thought it would be fun to paint. About 40 minutes into my sketch a big red truck
came roaring down the road from the farm up ahead. The driver screeched to a halt next to us
and proceeded to threaten me, implying that he had a weapon and that the road and the side of the road was private property and I had to leave immediately.  I think the photo my wife took of me painting, clearly shows that I am in line with the utility poles which is public land, NOT private property. Btw, for those that live out there, the truck had a NOVAK LANDSCAPING sign on it.  We called the Lake County Sheriff's office...they declined to come out. Apparently threatening two people on the side of a public road is okay out there.
My advice; Avoid Leroy Township and don't expect the Lake County Sheriff to help 
you if you are threatened or in danger.
I'm not even going to get into the trucks that crept up on us from behind or followed us back to the highway...

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. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

"April Chatter Over Stony Ways" - © Christopher Greco

"April Chatter Over Stony Ways"
9x12" oil on masonite panel.
A most awkward, uncomfortable position for painting. The ground was soft and on an incline, with a willow immediately behind me. I usually stand at the easel but with branches at head height it made more sense to sit under them. I was too far into the painting when I realized one side of my camp stool was sinking into the mud. As quickly as I painted, there were lots of aches and pains by the time I got home. The title comes from the poem
by: Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

"Another Spring In Frostville" - © Christopher Greco

"Another Spring In Frostville"
16x20" oil on canvas.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"Down Stream, Towards The Light" - © Christopher Greco

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"Down Stream, Towards The Light"
8x10 oil on canvas panel.

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