Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Morning Fog" landscape oil painting , Lansing Ohio

We spent a few days with my aunt Carol in Lansing Ohio....This was a view from her back stoop of the alley behind the house. My Grandma and Grandpa lived a few houses down the same street.

6x8 oil on panel sold

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Green Pastures" oil landscape painting with cows

I have one more Ohio painting to post and then I'm done with this series......pretty sure.......Cows are just too much fun to paint! These are Holsteins.....ready for milking!...hanging out in the green pastures of southwest Ohio. The challenge was adding interest in the foreground grass by varying color, texture and brush stroke.

14x18 oil on canvas
Prelim sketch

Sunday, October 18, 2009

"Passing Through Orville" trains in the landscape , daily oil painting

Orville is the little town where Annie's folks live in southeast Ohio. I saw this locomotive parked on the tracks in a side train yard as we were walking to town to find the library .....and a good coffee shop....=].....I'm not sure if someone is trying to restore this train or it has been forgotten and left as a relic of the past.....It was fun trying to paint her as if she were still in service......the lonely train whistle sounding on the way to some distant destination.

12x16 oil on canvas sold
From the sketchbook.....
My next show is coming up in November. It will be here in Poulsbo and I will be joining four other artists in the Knowles studio on November 13th, 14th and 15th for the Arts in the Woods studio tour put on by the Cultural Arts Foundation.
I will be telling you more about the other artists and reminding everyone about the show as the dates get closer. For more info just click HERE

Friday, October 16, 2009

"Summer Barns" oil landscape painting

Finally got a decent picture of this painting. Another one of the interesting barns from Ohio.

6x8 oil on panel

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Cows on the Edge" landscape oil painting

I've found I really like painting cows. I used an image taken from my Ohio pictures of cows heading to pasture and added the foreground. It's kind of a marriage between representational and abstract painting...
16x20 oil on canvas sold

Monday, October 12, 2009

"Hollyhocks" floral still life, oil on canvas

The big freeze is coming...better paint the flowers while I can..I put these in a vase by the window and painted them for warm ups....=]

11x14 oil on canvas

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

"Three Green Pears" oil still life painting

I picked a few wild pears from the field outside the studio to do some little warm up paintings. It's nice to get started painting from life before diving in to the larger landscapes when your working from photos and sketches. I attempted to match the amazing green in these pears by mixing viridian with cad yellow and titanium white.

6x6 oil on panel

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"One Lane Bridge" oil landscape painting from Amish country

This painting was done from a very vague photograph which I intentionally used to keep the painting impressionistic..I'm not quite sure I have conveyed enough information to make a good painting yet. I will probably go back into this one at some point.

11x14 oil on canvas for info contact
The preliminary sketch. Two Amish boys walking down the road in Holmes county Ohio.