Friday, April 30, 2010

Howe Meadow

I painted this 16x20" from photos I had taken in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The MD Garage in the Valley has opened and each month we artists hang a new show based on themes related to the Park. This will be part on next months show.
If you would like a print of this its available on Imagekind

Monday, April 19, 2010

Don't be Koi.....


this ACEO is listed on ebay and the auction ends today.... I was looking at it and thought I saw fish in that pond! So I took a closer look and sure enough.....There they are!


also on eBay - click here

Friday, April 16, 2010

Woodland Scene

I painted this scene this evening on 18 x 24 canvas. I'm still playing with painting the texture of tree bark. I painted very fast using only a one inch flat brush. I experimented with using the sharp edge and then the flat of the bristles. I tried horizontal strokes and vertical, trying to be decisive and sure with each. I'm pleased with the result and will probably not tinker with it much more. But I think I can get a better photograph of it

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I have children on the mind these days. With four grandchildren and the news that two more are arriving this year I'm very baby-minded. This child is not anyone child but this my be my sycamore tree. The painting is 11 x 14 and I was working with the idea of painting bright sunlight and deep shade. I found I had to tone down the bright yellow sky to make the piece work.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Winner!

My painting "Flamingos" won the award for Best Acrylic Painting at the annual Reminderville Art Show. 

The painting is 36 x 36 and was inspired by the flamingos I saw at the Cleveland Zoo.

The show included sculpture, wood carving, paintings and collage.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Autumn Scene

This painting is 11x14 on hardboard, painted in acrylics. It will be one of the pieces I enter in the first show at the MD Garage next week. The theme of the show is the four seasons in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. My concept here was to keep the design simple and let the colors carry the day.

Monday, April 5, 2010


This is a painting of an Ohio bank barn that I did last year and that has been a thorn in my side all winter. I would look at it and be more dis-satisfied every day. I decided that it was the warm umber that needed to be modified:

I grabbed it off the wall this weekend and impulsively took a paint brush to it. Gone is the vast expanse of warm rich values that really needed to be contained to the foreground. I'm much happier with the painting now - and I'm casting a very critical eye on a few other pieces that have not stood the test of time!
Do you re-work your paintings?