Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Recent plein air

Two plein air events two weekends in a row. The first was Paint Van Buren with this scene of Bitternut Lake in Shimek Forest. This painting took first place.
12 x 9 oil on panel

Nasturtiums from the flower shop in Farmington during Paint Van Buren.
10 x 9 oil on canvas - sold

The following weekend was the River Bluffs Paint Out. First year for this event that starts in Canton Missouri then onto Quincy, Illinois and ends at Hannibal, Missouri. 
Painting done at Canton 8 x 10 oil on panel

This is from Quincy. The view of the railroad bridge from All American City park.

This is the stone bridge in South Park. I started with a white panel and painted Prussian Blue on it wiping off my lights. Basically experimenting to get cooler shadows. This painting won 2nd place.
9 x 12 oil on panel

Onto Hannibal with this view of Lover's Leap. I had to take this photo from my phone because this painting sold. 
12 x 9 oil on panel
All of the host communities were very hospitable. We enjoyed the many inspiring landscapes. A bonus was seeing the original Norman Rockwell illustrations for Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Fin".


  1. Nice job on the lovers leap picture. I love that spot. Getting a couple barges come by was a bonus.

    1. Yes, a popular spot with a couple of artists. The barges were anchored so not that tough.