I've never painted a scene from my property before, so I waited until I had some clouds to work with, and hhere it is. I produced hundreds of custom-carved signs in the building shown, but now it serves as an art studio when the outdoor one is closed due to inclement weather.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I stayed at this quaint old hotel in Lakeside, Ohio while attending a Plein Air paint-out a few days ago. It dates from the late 19th century, and features 12 foot ceilings, elaborate wood banisters; charm that is not possible to find in a Ramada Inn.
Posted by Jim Polewchak at 4:50 PM
My father, Steven Polewchak, began the first grade at this one-room schoolhouse in 1920. He, along with his sister Katheryne, could not speak a word of English; Ukrainian was used at my grandfather's home. They learned in a hurry- no special treatment in those days.
The school in now part of Lake Metroparks, housing a nature education center.
Posted by Jim Polewchak at 4:42 PM
This M-48 Tank of Vietnam-era vintage was donated by the government for monument use by the Madison American Legion. The engine and weapons system have been removed, eliminating any chance for future "joyriders", which has happened in other parts of the U.S.
Posted by Jim Polewchak at 4:33 PM
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
Hacker Martin, a legendary gunsmith and miller of eastern Tennessee, kept the art of building Pennsylvania longrifles alive well into the 20th century at his gunshop and mill. It was moved to The Museum of Appalachia a few years ago for preservation and safekeeping: an incredible collection of original log buildings and artifacts located just north of Knoxville.
Posted by Jim Polewchak at 7:32 PM
I found these old tractors just down the road at an old barn I'd wanted to paint for some time. When I asked the elderly lady that lived there if I could paint her barn, I got the reply- "I got someone to do it last fall and they charged me way too much". When I explained that I wanted to paint it on canvas, she was relieved that I wasn't there to cheat her .
Posted by Jim Polewchak at 7:06 PM