Posts Tagged ‘forest’


Around the Bend

September 5, 2012

Around the Bend; Oil on Canvas 24″ x 48″

By now, you have seen that over the past four blogs, the paintings all progressed from one little 8″ x 10″ plein air study. This time, I used the small 8″ x 16″ study to create this larger version. My easel is not made to handle the wider canvas. A lot of rockin’ and rollin’ but I got it done.

And, again, while working this painting, I came up with some additional design ideas based upon that little 8″ x 10″ plein air work that started it all.

Here are all five paintings created to date. More to follow???

Plein Air – May 10, 2012; Oil on Canvas 8″ x 10″

Kishwaukee Woods; Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″

Kishwaukee Barn; Oil on Canvas 8″ x 10″

Around the Bend – Study; Oil on Canvas Panel 8″ x 16″


Plein Air – Lowden State Park

August 23, 2011

Plein Air August 9 #1, Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 8"

Plein Air August 9 #2, Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 8"

The Eagles Nest group selected to paint at Lowden State Park. The thought was that the park could offer a lot of available shade. This was important after all of the HOT, sunny days which we have experienced over the past month and a half.

This day turned out to be very comfortable. Sunny and temperatures in the 70’s during the morning. I traveled out to the park following a six mile run. I arrived as the others were still trying to locate their spots and set up their easels. I quickly found a spot in the shade which offered an interesting view of some playground equipment. Although currently in shade, I anticipated that by the time I would be adding finishing touches, the equipment would be in the sun and offer an interesting finish. Before I started to paint, I took a quick look around my spot and noticed the interesting shadow patterns within the trees. That worked to become painting #1.

I aimed to do another painting and do the playground equipment. Same method and same result. A tree at the edge of the woods offered a more interesting opportunity. Painting #2.

Perhaps I will get a painting of the playground equipment next time.