Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Last Call"

9x12, Oil

Just as the sun is about to slip below the horizon, the last rays of light and the trees across the valley have a riotous, colorful party.  Last call for color until the dawn of a new day!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Golden Hillside at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

It was a beautiful day to paint along the art trail at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, one of my favorite places.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Plein air painting at the Illinois River Watershed Learning Center

Can you tell I was appreciating the warm afternoon sun after a really cold morning of painting?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Autumn Inspiration

8x10, oil
A small demo I painted at the show reception today. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Deep Summer's Glow

                                               That glow of deep summer,
                                               when the air is hot and still 
                                               and buzzes with the thrum of cicadas. 

                                               The water hardly moves, there is no breeze, 
                                               even the sun seems to have stopped 
                                               advancing across the sky.



Friday, May 30, 2014

My Garden

Painted en plein air, racing clouds that were rolling in. Finished just as the rain started.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mixed Greens, all organic

 It was a beautiful spring day today.  The path up the hill was freshly mown. A gentle breeze was blowing. My faithful Labrador Retriever and I headed out to paint en plein air.  A perfect day. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Boats at the Park

Plein air painting, 9x12, oil
Mammoth Spring State Park, Arkansas

Monday, March 31, 2014

She Knows Her Own Mind

...and she says, under her breath, "I am so not eating those carrots."
I do admire a slightly stubborn little girl. ;)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Spring in New Harmony

Tulips in New Harmony, Indiana.
Spring is lovely there.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Variation 3, starting to break free

Third variation on same photo reference. 
Rendering a perfect likeness is not my objective.
Moving from painting to art/ finding light and shadow/keeping the emotion involved....
that's more like it.
The emotion that inspired me in the photo is present.  I'm pleased.
More to come.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Down Valley at Dusk

The sun is dropping behind the trees. Color is becoming indiscernible. Soon the deer whose tracks are seen in the snow will return to find food at the edge of the field and bed down in the grasses under  the tree line, where they spend each night. Calm descends on a snowy evening.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014