Saturday, October 29, 2016

Plein Air– Sharon Woods

Rocky Creek Bridge
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

Our last foray into plein air for this season was to Sharon Woods Park. A very gray afternoon with darkness coming on quickly, it was a challenge to keep the vibrance of color up. This view is looking down stream from the second falls, just below the stone arched bridge.

Friday, October 28, 2016

What Happened in the Woods

Witness to Disaster
24" x 48", Oil on Canvas

This was a surprising discovery. On a trip to see one of Ohio's largest sycamore trees, I walked in on this mild woodland creature standing by just after a catastrophic structural failure. Located just outside the Valley View Nature Preserve, in Milford, Ohio, this tree is of immense size and age. Estimated to be between 400 and 600 years old, will it overcome this enormous set back?

APPs– Portrait from Life

AAPs– Portrait 5
16" x 12", Oil on Paper

Carlie painted from life at Arts Alliance Painters.

Plein Air– Mariemont

 Mariemont Concourse
12" x 24", Oil on Canvas

Paintings from the two days of the Women's Art Club of Cincinnati's Plein Air Paint Out.
 Parish Center
9" x 12", Oil on Canvas Panel
Canoe Cottages
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

Friday, October 7, 2016

Plein Air– Rabbit Hash

12" x 16", Oil on Canvas

The Rabbit Hash General Store is being reconstructed after its tragic fire (see photo). They had the work site surrounded with a high mesh fence that made viewing difficult. So, I painted the buildings across the street.

Feb 13, 2016, WCPO, Cincinnati

Oct 6, 2016, DA Schuster