Sunday, September 30, 2012

Morning Wakes

Did this one over an old painting. I went over the old one with a thin coat of raw umber and let it dry for a while. I could still see some of the darks in the previous work so I turned it upside down and started laying in my lights. I decided to be very conservative with my brushwork using a minimum of strokes. Different for me, and man! it felt great!

Morning Wakes
20" x 24", oil

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Guitar and Pumpkin

I took my painting gear to the Cumberland River Bluegrass Festival on Saturday to attempt to paint a still life I set up using my daughter's guitar and the pumpkin, mums, and straw bales that were already in place at the park. Not only did I put pressure on myself with the composition and trying to get it done in a reasonable amount of time in one sitting, but I also put myself in the most conspicuous spot, dead center in the park. When I started painting there weren't that many people around, but by the time I finished I was surrounded by folks with folding chairs there to enjoy the Bluegrass music.

Here are some shots taken by friends William Norris, Liza Turner and a couple that I took.

Guitar and Pumpkin
20" x 24", oil, plein air, still life

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Barns and Silo....Painting with Ralph Parker

Had the joy of painting with Ralph Parker today. WE also had a great time hanging out with Ralph and his wife, Nell, and my wife and daughter. Ralph and I painted on the Riddle Farm just across the Cumberland River from Burkesville. Then we all went for ice cream. Temperature about 80 degrees, light breeze, good company, and ice cream. Can't get much better than that.

My painting below...

Barns and Silo
16" x 20", oil, plein air

 Ralph Parker and me.

 Me and Ralph.

 Ralph hard at work.

Group shot with Nell Parker, Kelly (my wife), Bill (me), and Ralph Parker.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Painting with a friend

Painted today with artist friend, Ralph Parker. Ralph and his wife Nell have been traveling for months in an RV and seem to be having a great time. They've spent a few days here and it's been wonderful meeting them in person. Ralph and I have been online friends for years. Here's a pic of Ralph...

And here is my painting for the day.

Yellow House
16" x 20", oil, plein air

Monday, September 3, 2012

Country Afternoon

This farm is one of my favorite places to paint. Been there many times, and appreciate them allowing me access. Did this one there this afternoon, and it's in the country. Hence the name...

Country Afternoon
18" x 24", oil, plein air

Sunday, September 2, 2012

White Oak

Painted at the local state park today. Lucked out and only caught a couple of sprinkles, with no serious rain until I headed home.

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