Wednesday, January 31, 2018

not yet ready for plein air

Working on commissions and graphic jobs is nice but I miss plein air painting. However, my plan to do a plein air painting was quickly cut short, because it is really cold out there. A lot of the public areas are still closed for the season which meant finding a place that is not gated. After all that I painted for probably 20 minutes then took a photo and finished at home.
14" x 11" oil on canvas

Monday, January 8, 2018

Walking Out the Red Gate

This was from my hard copy photos taken before digital. I took a lot of bad photos trying to catch these guys without blurring and paying to have those bad photos developed.
20" x 10" oil on canvas

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Summertime Wading

Something to remind me of hot summer days. 
12" x 12" oil on baltic birch

Monday, January 1, 2018

Too Cold Headed to the Barn

I went out yesterday thinking I could get in some plein air painting, but like the cows, headed for warmer shelter. I did take some photos that are never as good as observing the subtle shades in the snow shadows.
8" x 8" oil on canvas