Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village

There is a large collection of original log structures at Caesar's Creek State Park near Waynesville, Ohio. I've stayed in these cabins in the dead of winter, giving you a taste of how tough our ancestors were. The coyotes howl all night long here.

Southern Ohio dawn

This beautiful old barn is near Maineville, Ohio.

Ottawa County morning

I painted this scene while attending the Ohio Plein Air Society annual competition held on Marblehead Peninsula in Ohio. I painted by the side ,of a busy rural highway, not daring to step back to look at my work as the traffic was blowing by at 60-70 mph.

Indian Point cliff trail

I've painted this scene in all four seasons. It is part of the LakeMetroparks, and the site of an ancient Indian fortress.

Early morning in Claridon

I came around a curve in the road and saw the morning sun illuminating this farm, so I had to paint it.

Chinquapin Riding School

As I was painting this scene, the horse in the pasture backed his rear up to a fence post and shoved until he loosened a rail, escaping back to the barn to his bucket of oats.