Friday, May 29, 2009
This is my effort on the Different Strokes challenge. This scenery is so similar to what I see in Ohio that I felt very comfortable with it. I wanted to emphasize the fields as flat planes of color, enhanced by the rooftops. I felt the sky would be the counterpoint of soft edges and colors.
My painting is approx 11 x 5 inches.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
A big thanks to Ms J for suggesting I paint a rainy day scene.
I have visited Chicago only once but it made a big impression on me. I love having the river in the middle of town. Bridges are always romantic and evocative. So I decided to combine those elements in one tiny ACEO
And while in a foggy mood I painted this ACEO of an early morning kind of mist on a pond.
In a kind of 'paint it and it shall happen' way this all brought on some much needed rain in real life.
Wouldn't THAT be a great super power for an artist to have?
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Frank Geric and I are doing an art show at the United Church of Christ, 4340 Streetsboro Rd, Richfield Oh.
We hung the show yesterday. Frank and I each brought about 2 dozen paintings and were really pleased with the result.
The church is planning an opening reception to meet the artists - we'll have the date and time soon and I'll let you know.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
From Wikipedia: "Tenaya Lake is named after Chief Tenaya, who met the Mariposa Battalion near the shores of the lake. Ironically, Tenaya protested that the lake already had a name: Pie-we-ack, or "Lake of the Shining Rocks." This original name is now attached to a granite dome to the east of the lake."
I think I need to paint a much larger version of this scene!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
"one photograph painted by many" blog.
This is the corner of 39th and Madison in NYC. I painted it 8x10" with the goal of giving the viewer feeling of activity, action, traffic. The cabs are more fun to paint than you would imagine. Of course I had to try an aceo of them too:
Friday, May 8, 2009
Even the best studio dog gets a little bored - Sure its fun when she brings out the bright colors or we get to paint outside but, oh! the long hours of watching boring gesso and primer, the time spent watching clear mediums and varnish get applied, the sketching, the framing. And here I sit on a beautiful afternoon, and I'm not even the subject. I guess I'll nap.
Monday, May 4, 2009
I am happy to tell you that I will be in an art show in Cincinnati starting this Friday. The theme of the show was Bike Art and I have these two pieces in the show. The first is a scene along the Bike Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Lock 23 The second is a portrait of a cyclist as he races along.
Bike Art Show
Bike Art Show: a collaborative art show celebrating bike month
National Juried Exhibition