Posts Tagged ‘lily pads’


Creek Reflections

August 23, 2013
Creek Reflections; Oil on Canvas 12" x 12"

Creek Reflections; Oil on Canvas 12″ x 12″

Still playing with the idea of this waterway and the lily pads.  Rieboldt’s Creek. I wanted to play with it in a square format. Why not? I had the canvas and a frame.

I started the painting by applying a thin wash of Permanent Rose acrylic paint. After it was thoroughly dry, I sketched in my design and worked loosely from top to bottom trying not to cover up all of the under wash. The pops of the bright acrylic hue through all of the greens creates a nice contrast. I also used Dioxazine Purple to create the shadows of the distant trees.


Rieblodt Creek

May 28, 2013
Rieboldt Creek Study; Oil on Canvas 8" x 10"

Rieboldt Creek Study; Oil on Canvas 8″ x 10″

A small 6″ x 8″ plein air sketch created last summer while in Door County Wisconsin has been taunting me. I played with ideas in my sketchbook then took to working these two paintings.  More ideas up my sleeve for these inspirations.

Happy to report that in the last few weeks, a family purchased the painting Shadowed Box 2 (30″ x 40″) and I received down payments on October Patterns (24″ x 36″) and Autumn Canopy (36″ x 48″).  Let’s hope we can keep the momentum. I still have a fair amount of inventory and I have inspiration and ideas galore.

Getting into the plein air season. Competition entries to prepare. It’s times like these that I am not sure weather to pray for good weather to better enable my plein air forays or for rain to enable me to spend guilt free hours in the studio working larger works. Such dilemma. Until next time..

Lily Pads 513; Oil on Canvas 16" x 20"

Lily Pads 513; Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″


Vehmeyers Pond

September 24, 2012

Plein Air – Vehmeyers Pond; Oil on Canvas Panel 6″ x 8″

Working to complete some large paintings for the upcoming ArtScene in Rockford. Also nursing some foot issues. These factors have limited my ability to get out and paint en plein air.

Finally getting some relief from the heat and encountering a few cooler days. I decided that I needed to get out and paint. Our neighbors have a small pond in the backyard. I took advantage of the nice day and the minimal travel to go paint from their deck while they were at work. Encountered some challenges caused by the waterfall which I did not know how to turn off. Made some assumptions and finished this quickly. Back to the confines of the studio to stay on task.