Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"Sunset, Moonrise" Ohio barns, landscape painting

This is a scene I remember flying down the highway through the cornfields in Ohio as the sun was setting and the moon was rising.

12x16 oil on panel.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Baling Hay" Amish country, Ohio, daily landscape painting

I have been preoccupied with a commission painting that is testing my skills and causing me to experiment with some different techniques. I won't be able to share that painting for awhile so there will be some delays in posting. Thanks for your patience.....

This was the last in the series of Amish country paintings I completed two weeks ago. I will get back to those! There are many more images I want to paint and some I will use for larger format paintings. We were fortunate to come across a field of grass that was being harvested and baled the Amish way.....Of course I was drawn to the light and to the "old world" feel of this scene.

6x8 oil on panel sold

Monday, September 14, 2009

"On the way to Etna Green" oil landscape painting

We took a side trip to Indiana to stay with my cousin Sandy and her husband Rich. They have forty acres of corn and soybeans.....a small farm by Indiana standards.....We passed OCEANS of corn and soybeans on our way.....and lots of barns!

6x8 oil on panel sold

Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Hilltop Barn" Holmes county Ohio, landscape daily painting

We spent one day just driving around taking pictures of all the farms. The weather was perfect and the light and shadow patterns kept me clicking away.....More barns to come....=]

6x8 oil on panel sold

Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Passing Jonah's Farm" Amish country, landscape daily painting

This is one of the Amish farms we got to visit in Ohio. They sold beautiful hand made baskets.

6x8 oil on panel sold

Friday, September 11, 2009

"White Barn" Amish country, oil landscape daily painting

There are LOTS of barns in Southeastern Ohio and I took TONS of pictures of them so be ready for a lot of barnyard scenes. This one is in the little town of Berlin.(emphasis on the "Ber") in the heart of Amish country. We stopped at a little cheese factory called "Heini's and I took the reference photo for this painting from the parking lot. ..............Yes......believe it .....Heini's cheese factory.....=]

6x8 oil on panel sold

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Thankful Rest" Amish girl with bike , oil landscape daily painting

It's good to be back to my daily painting routine after traveling through Ohio meeting Annie's family and introducing her to mine. Many of the paintings I am working on now are from the pictures and sketches I made there.

6x8 oil on panel sold

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

"Down to Ebey's Landing" oil landscape , and new sketches

The last painting I did from my images from Whidby Island. 8x10 oil on panel

It was wonderful visiting relatives and my new family in Ohio. We spent several days touring Amish country in Holmes county Ohio and I am anxious to get started on the sketches and images I took.