Posts Tagged ‘Limestone Road’

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Along Limestone Road

March 25, 2019

Along Limestone Road – Oil on Canvas – 36″ x 36″

I used a plein air sketch and the small painting titled, Clouds Over Limestone, to create this work. The sky proved to be more tricky than I had anticipated. The task of constantly stepping away from the painting to examine the progress and judiciously adjust as necessary, is especially important when working the larger canvases. This work is on its way to a gallery. Wish us luck.

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Clouds Over Limestone Road

March 1, 2019

Clouds Over Limestone Road – Oil on Canvas – 12″ x 12″

Fall of 2017, I did a small plein air painting of this scene. The roll of the road along this farm is what caught my attention. The original painting stopped just above the trees. Soon after I completed the plein air work, one of the galleries requested this work for display. Unfortunately, the work sat at the gallery never to find an owner.

Rise on Limestone Road – Plein Air – Oil on Linen Panel – 8″ x 10″

I retrieved the original work late summer. I left the work on display in my studio where I could see it. I thought that the design might be interesting if I played with a more dramatic sky. I am currently working on a larger version of this for the galleries and have already thought up another idea for this design. More to come.

 

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May Morn on Limestone Road

July 4, 2017

May Morn on Limestone Road – Oil on Canvas Panel – 8″ x 16″

Found this farm a few miles south of my home. I have worked a couple, less than successful, paintings of the barns. Decided that a longscape of the scene could offer better possibilities. Looking forward to exploring additional options at this location.

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Rise on Limestone Road

September 28, 2016
Rise on Limestone Road - Plein Air - Oil on Linen Panel - 8" x 10"

Rise on Limestone Road – Plein Air – Oil on Linen Panel – 8″ x 10″

I ventured to an area south of Rockford. As often happens, the spot which I had planned to visit was not comfortable. The area looked to be private property rather than a public spot. Found this spot nearby, made a couple thumbnail sketches and started to paint.

The spot is at a bend in the road which requires drivers to slow down. That keeps things a little safer for me. Had a local resident stop to ask a few questions. Said that it was neat that an artist thought well of their area.

I am looking forward to visiting this area again. Great opportunities nearby.