Thursday, July 26, 2012

Plein Air, July 2012

I am thankful for good friends who are also discovering plein air painting. The weather has been warm but we get up early enough to beat the heat. Also, it doesn't hurt to go with someone who knows some lovely painting locations. 

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Horteman's Pond, 10"x8" Oil on masonite panel
$90 plus shipping

Water's Edge, 6"x6" Oil on canvasboard
$50 plus shipping

The Old Tree, Arboretum, 5"x7" Oil on Ampersand Clayboard Panel
$55 plus shipping

Reflections & Shadows, Arboretum, 7 3/4" x 6" oil on MDF panel
$65 plus shipping

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Artist Challenge #68 - Floral

The Challenge this time is "Floral", so here are some of mine:

Summer Sunflowers, 16"x12", Oil on Canvas
$175, unframed, before shipping

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Jonquils, 8"x8" Oil on Canvas
$100, unframed, before shipping

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And of course, a shout out to Rusty Harden, the hardworking, multitasking artist wrangler, and talented artist herself. Please visit the Artist Challenge Website to see the other artwork, and maybe you too will consider joining the challenge next time?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Plein Air in July

Blue Sky Evening, Oil on Canvasboard, 4"x4"
$30 plus $7 shipping (USA) 

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Arboretum Flowers, Oil on Ampersand Panel, 5"x7"
$55 plus $7 shipping (USA)

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Portrait Sketches at the Saturday Farmers Market

 I set up my umbrella at last Saturday's Farmers Market on Main Street. Summer is finally upon us - it was wicked hot. Maybe not by East Coast standards, but we were baking for the first couple hours before the sun shifted enough to allow the trees to shade us - a little respite.

Some quick portrait sketches - all children - thanks to my handy IPad I took a snapshot and worked out the sketch from that - it was too hot for the kiddies to sit, even for 20 minute increments. Funny how I had just started the drawing of the (first) two little girls, but two other families with (two) little girls requested drawings. Single portraits were 20 minutes, double portraits took a little under 40min. All on 8 1/2"x 11" Canson Mi-Teintes paper, in Steel Grey.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Plein Air June 2012

I was fortunate to spend a lovely late afternoon painting with my friend Andy Sewell. He does marvellous watercolors, but wanted to try some plein air oils. He is lucky to have spectacular view from his backyard. So in the shade of his house, we painted in the afternoon light, and watched the shadows grow longer. 

Check out some of Andy's work - He is also doing metal work now - very cool stuff too! 

Later that week, I took myself over to a lone tree, or perhaps cluster of trees, behind the Toyota Dealership and near the Pullman-Moscow Bike Path. Found a place to park (I know, should have biked) then set up my easel near a bridge made of old railroad beams. It was three thirty in the afternoon and the moon had already started it's ascent in the blue, blue sky. 

The View from Andy's Farm
Approx 8"x6.5" Oil on panel, unframed

Afternoon Moon
6"x6" Oil on CanvasBoard, unframed
$50 plus $7 shipping
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