Saturday, May 30, 2015

Plein Air– East Price Hill

View from Price Hill
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

East Price Hill in Cincinnati is experiencing a renaissance with new development and a wonderful new, modern theater being built. One of the city's oldest suburbs, Price Hill is on the bluffs directly to the West of downtown. Eventhough Eighth Street appears to be slanting off toward the lower left in the painting, it is directly in alignment with Olden View Park where I was painting. This park is at the top of the old incline right of way that took 8th Street straight up the hill and its continuation through Price Hill.

With Grudging Permission

Reclining by a Drift of Daffodils
(Echo & Narcissus?)
24" x 30", Oil on Canvas

Cheryl doesn't like seeing herself in artwork, but sometimes she's the only model I have available. From a trip last Spring to Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. And daffodils are one of her favorite flowers. She won't like the mythological reference either... she's not in love with the sound of her voice (although I am).

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Plein Air– Camp Dennision

At The Bend
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

These two homes are in the grouping with the Waldschmidt House in Camp Dennision, Ohio. The stone house in the bend of the road is operated as a Civil War Museum run by the Daughters of the American Revolution. It commemorates the use of fields behind as a large training, recruiting and hospital camp for the Union forces.

Plein Air– Great American Ball Park

Big Klu– Watches Over All
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

The front courtyard of Great American Ball Park is so busy visually, it's hard to pare it all down to a composition. Here the statue of Ted Kluszewski, the former Reds slugger, is in the on deck circle observing Joe Nuxhall's pitch. There are several statues commemorating the greats of the game in Cincinnati and in a totally improbable juxtaposition of time and space. They mostly played at Crosley Field (across town) and in different decades.

Plein Air– Wyoming

Presbyterian Church of Wyoming
16" x 12", Oil on Canvas

A plein air piece, painted with SWOPA, from the week before the Wyoming Art Show.

Small Lotus Study

Reserves Park– Lotus Study 5
6" x 8", Oil on Canvas Panel

This is a smaller study of lotus in the Reserves Park Series. I'll be showing many of these "little gems" at Gallery 42 next month when I will be the featured artist.