Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

30 minute sunset sketch

Really fast one tonight just before the sun went down. Bugs galore. Spray didn't help, just made the gnats mad.

Sunset sketch
12" x 9", oil, plein air

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blue Hole #1

I had such an enjoyable day with my 10 year old daughter today. We drove about an hour and a half and picked up about 20 paintings that had been in a library exhibit. Then stopped by Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We walked the trails, checked out the butterfly house, and then settled in on this place to paint and draw. She sat and drew in a pad while I painted the painting you see here. This "blue hole" (although more green today because of rain) is part of an underground river that surfaces through the hole in the caves ceiling. This hole is over 400 feet deep. Pretty cool.

We then ate lunch at one of our favorite restaurants and came home. Tired but happy.

Blue Hole #1
20" x 16", oil, plein air



Thursday, June 23, 2011

Flower Demonstration

Did this one today at lunch. About 40 minutes painting time. Including a link to a video I did of the process.

YouTube Video

THIS PAINTING HAS SOLD!

Flowers Demonstration
9" x 12", oil, plein air

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cedar Creek in June

Started this one this evening down in a creek. Got about 30 minutes paint time until it rained me out. I brought it home and wiped the water off, which is what you see in the first picture below. I'm posting many other shots of the work I did in the studio. If you look closely, you can see slight changes from one pic to the next.

Cedar Creek in June
Demonstration
9" x 12", oil

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Afternoon Delight

I could tell you the name for this one came from the Golden Hour sunshine, and how wonderful the light was...But the real reason is to get the song stuck in your head. This one was really quick before eating a Father's Day meal with my family tonight.

Afternoon Delight
9" x 12", oil, plein air

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

802 Tremont Avenue - Lexington, KY

This is the second in the series.

802 Tremont Avenue - Lexington, KY
5" x 7", oil, palette knife, GSV

166 East 3rd Street - Lexington, KY

Here's the first of a short series I'm doing of street scenes in Lexington, Kentucky. I enjoy working small with the knife, so I thought I'd intermix these in with my usual plein air pieces, portraits and studio work.

166 East 3rd Street - Lexington, KY
5" x 7", oil, palette knife, GSV

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Afternoon on Little Renox

Did this one today in more sweltering heat and humidity. Walked up on a little baby doe bedded down in the grass while scouting out my painting spot.

Afternoon on Little Renox
9" x 12", oil, plein air

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June Field

Another late afternoon painting session. Loved the light today, although the heat was a bit much. Also liking these oil primed panels I'm making and using these days.

June Field
9" x 12", oil on oil primed panel, plein air

Monday, June 6, 2011

Field of Dreams...If you're a cow.

Did this quick one this evening before sunset. I like it. It does have some dirt and grass in the paint from my throwing it into the air. Think I might have broken a leg right next to my vehicle on the short walk back. Stepped in a concrete culvert and banged my lower shin hard, painting went flying. We'll ice it and see what it looks like in the morning. ;)

Field of Dreams
9" x 12", oil on oil primed panel, plein air

Two small redo's from the State Series

Here are two small one's that I needed to paint again to make the State Series complete. The Series sold to a great client and his wife. I had just sold the original two from Minnesota and New Hampshire the day before the client contacted me about purchasing the entire series. Isn't that how it goes? These will dry and then be off to their new home.

Both were painted with a small painting knife in oils.

Colebrook, New Hampshire (2)
5" x 7", oil, palette knife

Two Harbors, Minnesota (2)
5" x 7", oil, palette knife