Once again my plein air adventures took place on Thursday and Friday last week. My painting on Thursday was of "Three Pines" near the entrance to French Park, an Amberly Village location, but owned by Cincinnati Parks. This is a newer park that was the estate of the French family and includes their large Georgian mansion, a large wooded tract and three or four picnic shelters. I skipped the architecture and painted this scene, looking back to where the entry intersects with Section Road.
Then on Friday I painted the "Last Three on the West". A view on Route 42 heading North out of town (I guess this was a week to paint threes). It was a very bright, sunny day, but cold with a brisk wind. Temperatures have dropped and the leaves have turned, but probably won't last long because of the drought. Rain earlier in the week brought many down and another good hard storm might be the end of fall color for the year.
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