Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Year End

Reserves Park– Winter's Grip
6" x 8", Oil on Paper

Further experimentation with Arches Oil Paper. The ponds, where the lotus I paint frequently reside, look somewhat different in the winter. We think our landscape in SW Ohio looks very gray at this season, but there is a surprising amount of color, even with a snow cover.


Sitwell's Coffee House
9" x 12", Oil on Canvas Panel

The last commission of the 2014 year is this painting of Sitwell's Coffee House in Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio. One of a pair of paintings sold to a UC professor for Christmas gifts to his daughters. The other painting is of the opposite side of the street,  "329 1/2 Ludlow Avenue", a plein air piece I painted of Head First's signage (the shop is around back). Head First is the hair salon I've been going to since I was in college.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Old Mauds-Hughes Bridge

Old Mauds-Hughes Bridge
6" x 8", Oil on Canvas Panel

Continuing to paint some small winter paintings to get in the mood for the season, this is a portrait of the just replaced single lane bridge near Hughes Station, Liberty Township. Its location between two right angle turns, with no Stop posted on either side, had become a test of nerves and civility. Would the other driver note the One Lane Bridge sign? If they did, would they yield to the car already stopped on the other side? Would they come barreling through? If they did, would there be enough room for you to squeak through?