Friday, June 25, 2010

Stover Commission

Thank goodness we finally had a decent day to paint this week. Here is the finished painting for the commission given to me by Peggy Stover. A historic building and she wanted a current image. Hope this fills the bill!

The painting is of her insurance agency offices in downtown Mason, Ohio. It is mostly plein air with some touch-up from photos taken while painting on-site. I'll let it dry some and get varnish on it before delivery.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday- Mason Area Painters

This painting was completed yesterday in our MAP painting group. The subject matter was at the suggestion of a visitor to my booth at the Wyoming Art Show. I've been looking for a suitable "Weeping Willow", which was the subject of the request. I'll be contacting the possible patron to see if the painting meet her commission.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mason Plein Air

At the request of Chuck Marshall ( several members of the Mason Area Painters are going to be painting in the downtown area of Mason, Ohio through the summer. Here is my first painting, "Dupriest Antiques" done yesterday. It was finally a little less humid, if still hot and as you can see sunny. I was approached about doing a commisioned painting of one of the other store fronts, so that's what I will start on next week.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More from Loveland

Here's the new painting from this week's MAP session. "Bike Path above O'Bannon Creek" is from a photo I shot on location in Loveland last week during the "Paint the Town" event.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Loveland- PTT Show

Here are some photos from the "Wet Paint Sale" on Sunday:
Loveland- PTT Show

Loveland- PTT 5

Boy this painting is hard to photograph! This image is really blurry, but it's the best I can get and still represent to correct values on the canvas. This is the last painting in the Paint The Town series for this year. I finished it on Saturday and it was so wet I had to touch it up yesterday, after the bugs and dirt that got in it at the Sunday show.

Sunday's "Wet Paint Sale" was successful with the sale of one of the paintings from this week (see comments below). I enjoyed the week-long outing and the intensity of all the work. I look forward to participating in this event again next year and others like it.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Loveland- PTT 4

It was a hot and sweaty morning by the railroad underpass in Loveland. I witnessed the results of a too large RV trying to fit under a too low railroad trestle. A smashing morning!

Rain all day today, so I'll be painting inside from photos taken this week.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Loveland- PTT 3

It's not the best photgraph of the painting, but here is my third Loveland "Paint the Town" work. This is the corner of Loveland & Railroad in the middle of downtown. Only painting I finished yesterday. Heading out now for more fun.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Loveland- Route 48

The second day for Loveland's Paint the Town. Here's the view of from Route 48 North coming down the hill into the village center. I will be working on 1 or 2 plein air paintings today.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Loveland- Paint The Town

I'm participating in Loveland's "Paint the Town" this week. Here's the first of several paintings I will be doing. There's a wet paint sale from 2-4 PM on Sunday, June 13 at the train station in downtown Loveland. Come on out and see what all the artists have been able to paint in a week.


Natorps Plein Air

Here's the plein air painting I started at the women's night out event at Natorp's Garden Center last Thursday. We got about 1 hour into the event and the warning sirens for sever weather went off and we had to pack up. I continued working on this at painting group this Monday and finished when I got home. Something a little different for me.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Gregory Creek Series

Here are the latest paintings in the Gregory Creek series. Gregory Creek 5 and Gregory Creek 6. Both are 9" x 12" oil on canvas. As usual, the photos don't do them justice. The camera just doesn't have enough sensitivity in the highlight end.

I'm a lot happier with Gregory Creek 5. Rocks with water ripples are easier to paint than just the highlights on ripples of moving water. Perhaps if I attempt #6 at a larger scale I'll be more sucessful.

I'll keep trying!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Beckett Ponds Series

Here's the latest installment in the Beckett Ponds Series. Just finished over the weekend. This one is a little looser and dominated by the reflected sky.

I'll be changing out the Collections slide show to Current Work. Look for additional paintings in the new slide show.