Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Plein Air– Loveland

Old and New
9" x 12", Oil on Canvas Panel

Last Thursday the South West Ohio Plein Air was painting in Loveland, Ohio. The previously vacant block to the East of the railroad tracks in downtown is getting new development. Called Loveland Station, it is mixed use (retail on first floor, housing above) slated to be completed by end of this year.

Lotus Study

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

The plein air painters from SWOPA are going this week to the chain of parks in Liberty Township abutting St. Rt. 129. This is a study to get me in the mood for painting lotus from life. Hope the weather cooperates!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lakeside Bathing

Moral Support– Study
14" x 11", Oil on Canvas

This is a quick figure study for a larger painting of the same subject. Just trying to get used to painting the figures at this size...

Friday, June 19, 2015

Plein Air– Greenfield Plant Farm

Springhouse and Flowers
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

This week SWOPA took another trip to Greenfield Plant Farm's Anderson Township location on Clough Pike. Encompassing the Clark homestead with the stone house that was built in 1803. This painting is of the outbuildings in the side (back to Clough Pike) yard with all the nursery stock surrounding them. A pretty spot and they have the nicest variety of plants I've seen in SW Ohio.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Plein Air– Clifton Heights

Bellevue Hill Pavilion
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

This could have been my throw-back-thursday entry on Facebook. Wait a minute, this was painted on Thursday. Bellevue Hill Park is in Cincinnati at the end of Ohio Avenue in the Clifton Heights neighborhood. My old college stomping grounds.

The Park Board built this wonderful Art Deco pavilion designed by architect R. Carl Freund in 1955. Intended to be a location for outdoor dances, it features pierced cantilevered concrete roof structures in stylized organic shapes.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New Stonelick Covered Bridge

New Stonelick Bridge
12" x 24", Oil on Canvas

After a five year rehabilitation process that included a total collapse of the structure, the Stonelick Covered Bridge in Clermont County reopened this spring. Much of the structure was replaced with new materials and its hight and width were modified to handle today's larger vehicles. It looks much the same and the location is beautiful!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Plein Air– Coney Island

Grand Carousel
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

Out with SWOPA to Cincinnati's oldest amusement park. This is the small carousel that was installed when the large one was moved to Kings Island's Old Coney area. Picked a shady spot and worked with the balance of warm and cold, light and dark. Not many folks were riding that morning, just a mother and wee daughter.