Friday, August 26, 2016

View of Northern Kentucky

Northern Kentucky
12" x 24", Oil on Canvas
08/2016

The view from the park on Hill Street in Mt. Adams, Cincinnati affords a spectacular view across the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge to Newport and the rest of Northern Kentucky.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Plein Air– Glendale

A Village Gift Shop
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas
08/2016

SWOPA went to Cincinnati's original commuter suburb to paint on Thursday. Glendale, Ohio was established along the rail line in 1855 as a quiet refuge some distance from the teeming center city. It afforded rapid transportation and a pastoral setting.

Located on the city square are many quaint and charming shops such as this one.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Plein Air– Milford

Old Stone Mill
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas
08/2016

We didn't want to hike too far from the cars last Thursday, expecting pop-up thunderstorms. So, we had a change in venue, from Valley View Nature Preserve to downtown Milford. This is the view looking down the hill on Mill Street to the intersection with Main.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

New Studio Piece

Make Up Your Mind!
30" x 24", Oil on Canvas
08/2016

The young often have difficulties choosing, yes or no? Sometimes traffic engineers face the same conundrum. From photography of "small town" life in the quaint resort village at Lakeside Chautauqua, Ohio.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Plein Air– Mt. Airy Forest

Mount Airy Pergola
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas
08/2016

The plantings in the Arboretum in Mount Airy Forest were still lush and blooming this year, even at the beginning of August. This painting is of the pergola at the lodge offices near the more formal plantings. Lots of butterflies, gold finches and humming birds to keep us company as we painted.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Plein Air– Fort Thomas

Cochran At Pearson
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas
07/2016

Painting on site at the former US Army base in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. This is the view past some of the enlisted mens' quarters, toward the Stone Water Tower. The base, now called Tower Park, was occupied as depot, induction center and military hospital by the Army from 1887 to 1964.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Summer Swelter

The Beach Rocks!
24" x 36", Oil on Canvas
07/2016

Who wouldn't want to be at the beach with the weather we're having? If it's going to be in the 90's with 60-70% humidity you might as well be by the water. This is from pictures taken on Lakeside Chautauqua's boulder bounded beach on Lake Erie.