Monday, September 26, 2016

Ancient Architecture

Sacred Grove
14" x 18", Oil on Canvas

Not as old as it appears, the Fleischmann Mausoleum at Spring Grove Cemetery is a splendid little ionic temple that backs on Geyser Lake. Wonderfully large bald cypress front the location, giving a true sense of age and place.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Plein Air– Vinoklet Winery

Vinoklet Vineyards
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

The Vinoklet Winery is located on old Colerain Avenue near the little crossroads of Dunlap. It is perched on a hilltop with a great view across the Great Miami River toward Ross. They have more vines under cultivation than most of the wineries in the area and it's dramatic seeing them delineate the terrain as it falls toward the river valley.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Plein Air– Greenup Street

Frank's Place
9" x 12", Oil on Canvas Panel

The Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center on Greenup Street in Covington, Kentucky occupies the Kingenberg Hardward Store, built upon the site of Frank's adoptive father's beer garden. They also own the white house next door where Duveneck grew up and that eventually became his own home. They are currently trying to raise the funds to restore the home, which contains his studio, to a museum for display of his life story and some of his works.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Plein Air– Columbia-Tusculum

Tusculum Truck
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

This view is a little further down the Tusculum Avenue hill than I've painted before. It shows how precarious and complex the parking can be on this hillside neighborhood. Everyone has to park on the street, no parking for construction and be sure you turn your front wheels into the curb, or you may cause a chain reaction accident all the way down. Pretty backdrop with all the victorians though!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Plein Air– Aberlin Springs

Aberlin Courtyard
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

Aberlin Springs is on the leading edge of a movement that is sweeping America's housing developments, agri-communities. "Farm to Table Living" with your home as near to your food as you can get. Cabin to Manor homes all circling the central farm with amenities, such as Community Center, Wellness Center ("dedicated tho your physical, mental and spiritual health") and Community Garden Plots.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Marblehead Light

Marblehead Photo Op 2
24" x 36", Oil on Canvas

The lighthouse on Marblehead on Lake Erie is right out on the rocks. Here are a couple of kids waiting on the Mom to take the obligatory snapshot for the record, "We were here!"

Plein Air– Lake Isabella

Waiting on the Fish to Bite
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

A former oxbow of the Little Miami and gravel pit, Lake Isabella is a small park in the Hamilton County Park system. Very popular with bank fisherman, this one's dropped a line and is waiting for a big catfish to come by.