Thursday, July 28, 2011

Plein Air with SWOPA

Out today in the swelter at Mt. Storm Park in Cincinnati. Not many of the SWOPA people made it today, much too hot. I found a shady place under some trees and painted the "Temple of Love".

That gazebo-pavilion is all that remains of Robert Bowler’s once grand 19th-century estate; it was designed in 1850 by Adolph Strauch, former supervisor of the Imperial Gardens in Vienna and designer of Spring Grove cemetery. In his magnificent home (razed in 1917) Bowler entertained the Prince of Wales, Charles Dickens and other 19th-century celebrities.


  1. Just wonderful Don. I bet you are glad your braved the heat and went, look at your result.

  2. Gorgeous painting. I don't know how you brave the heat!

  3. Thanks for the kind comments. Heat was bad, but thank goodness there was a breeze on top of that hill!