Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve Farm

Here's the last plein air piece of 2011. A beautiful day here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

New Years Eve Farm
9" x 12", oil, plein air


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Video Demonstration of Park Tree in Midday Sun

Hello everyone! I thought I'd post to let you all know that I uploaded a video to YouTube of a plein air painting I did back in November.




Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Weekly auction!

Hello everyone!

I am offering one painting per week at auction on my blog.

This week's painting is Christmas Eve Creek. Painted on, you guessed it, Christmas Eve at Salem Park in Cumberland County, KY. It's a good sized painting at 16" x 20", oil on oil primed linen panel. I used brushes and knives to accomplish the texture and mood I had in mind. Standing in water part of the time while painting was part of the process with this one. Good boots do wonders.

Go to the link below to view and bid, or simply click the Current Auction! tab at the top of the page on my blog.

Current Auction Page

To bid, just leave the amount in the comments section on the auction page.

Thanks!

Bill

Monday, December 26, 2011

Park Oak

Here's an oil sketch I did this afternoon. Never touched the white. Used turps to pull out the lights. Just trying to see the tree and bring volume to the drawing.

Park Oak
16" x 20", oil, plein air


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve Creek

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Here's one from today. Thanks for looking. Hope you folks have a wonderful Christmas.

Christmas Eve Creek
16" x 20", oil, plein air



Saturday, December 17, 2011

Scattered Light

Painted this one in cold wind on top of a hill today. About half brush and half knife work.

Scattered Light
16" x 20", oil, plein air


Saturday, December 10, 2011

December Stream

Here's a small plein air piece from today. Mostly palette knife work.

December Stream
9" x 12", oil, plein air, palette knife





Saturday, December 3, 2011

Little Renox Creek at Salem Park

Painted this one in a little less than two hours this afternoon. Did a basic grisaille underpainting on a toned linen panel. It was mainly a gray afternoon so I really didn't add a lot of color to it after the initial drawing.

Showing a pic of my easel setup and the scene, the drawing, and the finished painting.

Little Renox Creek at Salem Park
16" x 20", oil, plein air








Gallery Show Opening Reception

I'd like thank everyone that came out to the opening of my current show at The Gallery at 916 last night in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We had a great turnout, with lots of friends and family, and many artists and collectors, coming through the gallery during the evening. I'd guess between 200 and 300 people visited with us during our 3 hour opening.

Below are shots of some of my work. I neglected to get a picture of the front window where five more pieces are hanging. You'll see other small pieces by various gallery artists sitting around in the pictures. I had the largest area of the gallery for my work, and I appreciate the efforts of the gallery staff to put on such a nice show. The gallery has a high quality of local artists represented, and I thoroughly encourage everyone to stop in and check it all out.

I also meant get pictures of the gallery going strong with patrons, but was preoccupied speaking with people when it was so busy, and totally forgot to snap a few. There is one with a few folks in it including a couple of my favorite people, Liza and Jackie Turner.









Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Park Tree in Midday Sun

This was a quick one at the park today. I'm really enjoying trying to capture these trees full of character these days.

Park Tree in Midday Sun
16" x 20", oil, plein air

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tree Sketch

Not the optimal outdoor painting conditions today. The temperature was nice, low 60's, but the wind was kicking up pretty good. Clouds rolled in quickly also. So I'm calling this one, an 18" x 24", a sketch as I painted for about an hour and a half on it. I simplified a lot. Just wanted to get some more tree drawing practice.

Tree Sketch
18" x 24", oil, plein air

Friday, November 11, 2011

Solo Show PDF

Below you'll find a link to a PDF booklet I made for an upcoming show. I'll actually have about 10 or 12 more pieces that aren't shown here. About 45 total.

Bill Guffey Solo Show

http://cl.ly/1b0a1D1A0j0G3t2R3T1k

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November Birch

Painted this big birch tree in the woods today. Hoping this composition will match up with my last two of the same size.

November Birch
18" x 24", oil, plein air

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Old Cedar

Back at the state park again today. I've painted this old lakeside cedar tree before. I love trying to capture the shadows and play of light.

Old Cedar
18" x 24", oil, plein air

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn Oak

Painted at Dale Hollow State Park again today.

Autumn Oak
18" x 24", oil, plein air


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Golden Trees

Here's one from today.

Golden Trees
24" x 20", oil, plein air



Here's a fast forward demo of today's painting also.



Saturday, October 22, 2011

October Trees

My impressionistic view of Autumn's colorful trees at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park today.

9" x 12", oil, plein air

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Dry Stream Bed in Autumn

Painted at one of my favorite new locations again today. The Turner Farm in Waterview, Kentucky. This one went fast, and felt good the whole way. Wish they were all like that.

Dry Stream Bed in Autumn
16" x 20", oil, plein air


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hilltop Sycamore

Painted this one on location this beautiful fall afternoon at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort park in Cumberland County, Kentucky.

Hilltop Sycamore
18" x 24", oil, plein air


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Drawing

Here's a picture of me drawing at a recent Bluegrass Festival. I had fun doing the demo and talking to many, many people.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bear Creek Bridge

Painted this afternoon on Bear Creek just off the bridge on Otter Creek Road, in Cumberland County, Kentucky. What a gorgeous day.

Bear Creek Bridge
18" x 24", oil, plein air


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Below the Inn

Painted below the Copper Hollow Inn, next to Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, today. If it got above 60 degrees it wasn't by much. Fall really seems to be here now. I'm posting a couple of pics of my easel setup also. Check out the trail of flattened grass that I paced down during the painting process.

Below the Inn
16" x 20", oil, plein air




Friday, September 30, 2011

Sardinian Landscape

Did this one for October's Virtual Paintout. It was a fun little, quick one. Mostly knife work. I'm including a detail shot of the trees.

Sardinian Landscape
9" x 12", oil




Sunday, September 25, 2011

Turner Farm #2

Painted this afternoon on the Turner Farm in Waterview, Kentucky. I really appreciate the family allowing me to paint on this property. It's a beautiful farm.

Turner Farm #2
18" x 24", oil, plein air


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Goldenrod and trees

This painting seemed to take on a life of its own. More tonalist than my usual style. I love fall.

Goldenrod and Trees
16" x 20", oil, plein air


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Trees

This painting took a much more Impressionistic turn than most of mine. Still deciding if I like it or not.

Trees
24" x 18", oil, plein air


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Landscape with Beech

Here's one I painted today. What a beautiful day it was. About 80 degrees with a light breeze.

Landscape with Beech
22" x 28", oil, plein air



And a detail shot from the painting.



Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Folk Magazine

A new magazine coming out that looks to be really good. According to their own description, "We are a magazine that debuts Fall 2011. We are all about the country, sweet tea, indie music, antiques, roadtrips, small towns, comfortable homes, artists, locally grown and locally made, one-of-a-kind art, open spaces, photography, and the little things."

Will be interesting to see what these Folks have going on.

Their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WEAREFOLK?sk=wall

Their Website: http://magazinebyfolk.com/

Looking forward to it.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lakeside Cedar - Step by Step

Painted down by the lake again today. Pushing 100 degrees. My daughter swam while I worked on this picture. I talked to lots of folks today, and that's always one of my favorite parts of painting in public.

Lakeside Cedar
28" x 22", oil, plein air








Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pond Edge with Clouds

Here's a pretty quick outdoor painting from this evening. Might do some more work on this one. Have to look at it for a while.

Pond Edge with Clouds
20"x  16", oil, plein air


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Midday Tree

What a nice day it was today. Upper 80's with a breeze. Painted at dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park. Nothing special, just a tree.

Midday Tree
20" x 16", oil, plein air


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Turner Farm #1

I had the pleasure of painting with Liza Turner on her family's farm in Waterview, Kentucky today. They have a beautiful bunch of acres. Many paintings could be made there. I felt like I struggled a bit in the field today, but after working on it a bit in the studio, I think it's a keeper...for now.

Turner Farm #1
22" x 28", oil, mostly plein air