Sunday, June 26, 2016

Plein Air– Art in the Square

Van Newland
8" x 10", Oil on Canvas Panel

The first of two painted while demonstrating at the Art in the Square– Liberty Center on Saturday. This portrays one of the photographers manning his booth and awaiting customer activity. The second painting was of the string musicians who played for us the whole day. Both paintings were interesting to complete, working around the people portrayed, getting up to wait on customers or taking breaks from performance.
String Trio
10" x 8", Oil on Canvas Panel

Plein Air– Morrow

Flat Rock Falls 2
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

SWOPA returned to Morrow, Ohio this last Thursday for a hot an muggy morning of painting. I guess many thought the rain would continue latter in the day and didn't make the trip. Three of us parked off Morrow-Woodville Road just before it crosses Todd's Fork Creek for the second time. My second painting of Flat Rock Falls, the last from the upper ledge on the far side, this is from the near side.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Plein Air– Liberty Township

Cattail Legions
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

SWOPA came close to home this week to paint in the Reserves Parks in Liberty Township. This is a view West across the upper pond in the Wetlands Park East. The lotus were just displaying a couple of blooms (too early in their season yet), so I concentrated on the large stands of wind blown cattails which are coming on strong.

DeSales Studio Painting

St. Francis DeSales
20" x 16", Oil on Canvas

The DeSales Corner neighborhood of Cincinnati looks so much like some of the photos I've seen of European cityscapes. Woodburn Avenue crosses Madison Road at the corner where St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church dominates the view. The city has created a small triangular square by diverting the road around what used to be a traffic island. They've installed a circular notice board capped with a conical roofs that also adds to the ambiance.

Small Lotus Painting

Reserves Park– Lotus 12
11" x 14", Oil on Canvas

In early February, at the Northminster Fine Art Fair, I sold one of the two 11" x 14" RP– Lotus paintings I had in stock. With paintings this size, I like to keep more than one painting in that size in case someone would like to purchase and hang a pair. This is the replacement.

Plein Air– Loveland

Where the Creek Enters
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

The first outing for SWOPA in in early June, I painted below Nesbit Park along O'Banyon Creek. A smaller creek enters O'Banyon near the confluence with the Little Miami. This view is looking up the smaller branch, across a small (1-2 foot) cement dam.

Plein Air Incline District

West Toward Holy Family
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

Painting with SWOPA on the last Thursday afternoon in May, we needed to wait out thunder storms. So, we ate and early dinner at the Incline Public House and then painted until 8:00 PM. This is a view showing some of the topography behind Holy Family Catholic Church.