Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gargoyle Garden

I painted this gargoyle in my back yard. I tend to collect odd things.

Father's Day

I painted this view early morning on Father's Day. Both my children called me while I was painting and were glad I was doing what I love best.

Hot day, old hay

These bales are left from last year- I think the deer eat them all winter.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A couple of still lifes

These quick studies are 5 x 7 and 8x10. I have lots of unusual props, and they are fun to do. A great way to keep the cobwebs off the brushes when I can't get to my "outdoor studio".

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Steeple study

I did a quick monochromatic study of the steeple at the Catholic church in Peninsula. I was going to trash it but the ladies at the art center convinced me to save it from the woodstove.

Morning at Heritage Farm

A group of us painted at this Christmas tree farm in Peninsula this weekend. I painted the brilliant illumination towards the end of the driveway while I stood in the shadows of some large trees.

Whistle Stop

I spent the weekend at a plein-air event in Peninsula Ohio, which is centered in The Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A passenger train runs along the old canal system built in the 1840's, of which all the old locks remain. I painted this scene from the platform of the ticket depot.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kirtland Temple

This is the first Mormon Temple in America, located in nearby Kirtland, Ohio. I painted it from an old cemetery on the north side. where I got the view I wanted. I may do a larger studio piece.
I like painting in cemeteries; they're peaceful and nobody bothers me.