Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Small Winter Paintings

Winter's Trailing Edge 2
6" x 8", Oil on Canvas Panel

I'm working on some small winter scenes to have inventory for the Cincinnati Art Club's Holiday Sale and for the CAC Holiday Dinner painting exchange. These are the first two of 2014.

Winter– Honerlaw Farm
9" x 12", Oil on Canvas Panel

Oil Paper Trials

CAC– Figure Sketch 2
12" x 9", Graphite & Oil on Paper

These are two trials of a new material to me, Arches Oil Paper. Similar to 300# Watercolor Paper, this product is specially formulated not to "bloom" from absorbed oils and solvents around the brush strokes. It is still a very porous material and you need to get some solvent or oil into the paper to keep it from grabbing. I laid down a wash of let down oils and painted overtop with full bodied paint. As soon as I get the hang of it, I hope to do more to combine pencil drawing with oil painting.

CAC– Portrait Sketch 1
16" x 12", Graphite & Oil on Paper

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Plein Air– Sharon Woods

Sharon Woods Bridge– Fall
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

The last outing of the season for the South West Ohio Plein Air group was to Sharon Woods Park in Sharonville, Ohio. Fall colors were in abundance and this is a view of a clump of trees near the bridge over the lake's dam, perfectly reflected in the water, due to the calm winds.