Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Plein Air– White Water Shaker Village

Center Family– Morning
12” x 16”, Oil on Canvas

We had glorious weather for last Thursday's SWOPA outing to the White Water Shaker Village in New Haven. Started just after the ground fog lifted, this painting is of one of the three collections of buildings comprising the village. The Center Family once had eight buildings, but only the Wash House, Office, Barn and Broom Shop remain.
This view would be looking from right to left, toward the Office, along the fenced road in the diagram below–

House Commission

8175 Muchmore Point Lane
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

This painting was commissioned as a thank you gift to the owners by the realtor who sold their home.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

CAC– Sketch Group

CAC– Figure Study 1
8" x 6", Oil on Canvas Panel

A 5 minute monochromatic sketch with let down oils.

CAC– Figure 2
10" x 8", Oil on Canvas Panel

Brian from life.

Plein Air– Findlay Market

Findlay Street and Back of Moerlein
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

With the threat of rain on Thursday, I picked a spot under the cover of the Farmer's Market canopy at Findlay Market to paint this view. It's looking North across Findlay Street, with a view of the old Christian Moerlein Brewery bottling plant in the background. The bottling plant is now the home of the new Rhinegeist (ghost of the Rhine) micro brewery.

Weeping Cherries

Weeping Cherries– Spring Grove
10" x 20", Oil on Canvas

Painted from a photo I took this last spring in Spring Grove Cemetery. The weeping cherries were just past their prime when we visited to paint plein air. The night before had been cold and windy and many of the trees had lost some blossoms.

Monday, October 13, 2014

OPA GAP Second Saturday 2

Reservoir Ruins
9" x 12", Oil on Canvas Panel

After trying to get warm at lunch, I spent the afternoon trying to stay out of the brisk wind in the valley below the Eden Park Reservoir. A section of the reservoir damn was knocked down to open the interior for play fields. The remaining  ruins cut a picturesque arc leading to the old Eden Park Pumping Station. This painting is of the terminating stonework, showing details of its construction.

OPA Great American Paintout 2

Upper Overlook
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

The second Saturday of the Oil Painters of America, Great American Paintout in Eden Park Cincinnati was cold and windy with broken skys. This view is of the Ohio River Monument, dedicated by President Herbert Hoover in 1929 to commemorate canalization of the river for year-round water transport. The Ohio cuts down into the geologic formation of the Cincinnati Arch, with us on it's heights. Looking East, the Northern Kentucky bluffs project across the middle, then the Ohio side and Kentucky again a misty backdrop behind as the river zig-zags between.