Posts Tagged ‘Kishwaukee Forest Preserve’


Espnshied April

October 24, 2012

Espenshied April; Oil on Canvas 24″ x 36″

I wanted to have another mid-to-large work on display for the ArtScene. I worked with a 9″ x 12″ plein air piece created this past April. The proportions were slightly different, but this piece stayed relatively close to the original location piece.

Although I did not have the piece completed to my expectations by the time I set up my display, I did have it finished before the opening of ArtScene.


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″


Kishwaukee Woods

August 24, 2012

Kishwaukee Woods; Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″

Kishwaukee Woods is a larger, studio version of a plein air painting (below) created this past spring. A fun play with the foreground shadows. Finished this piece, but I am feeling a bit restless. I feel that there is more to explore here.

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


Autumn Woods 2

March 7, 2012

Autumn Woods 2, Oil on Canvas Panel 9" x 12"

Another take on a scene from one of our forest preserves. I loved playing with the foliage. There is a moment which I know where I want the image to go, and I am not certain if it is working. And then – BAM! It clicks and everything falls into place. I selected this smaller size because (1) I had limited time and wanted to finish the painting quickly and (2) I had a frame available with no painting in it.