Posts Tagged ‘spring’


Blackhawk Spring

July 10, 2017

Blackhawk Spring – Oil on Canvas Panel – 10″ x 8″

One of the first warm spring days and the chance to get out to paint. Some trees were were still in buds and others were just revealing their new leaves.  Trying to capture the indications of the warm colors of the buds and the cool colors of the new leaves is a bit mind bending. No matter what, it was a fun morning to be out putting paint on canvas.


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.


April on Wheeler

July 1, 2017

April on Wheeler – Oil on Canvas Panel – 8″ x 16″

Late April, nice weather and a chance to get out to paint. Spring is tough. The bright, fresh “green” can be overwhelming. The implementation of warm colors is necessary to get the landscape painting work.


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.


Plein Air April 12

April 23, 2012

Plein Air April 12 - Distillery Road; Oil on Canvas Panel 8" x 10"

Nice morning. I decided to return to the conservation area and check out the morning possibilities. Lots more painting possibilities here. I settled in on this design. Clawed examined the area thoroughly before settling down in the grass. It was a quiet spot except for the occasional disturbances made by the geese. Eventually Clawed just ignored the noise and commotions. The painting moved quickly. Clawed was happy when we returned home. Really wore him out and he spent most of the rest of the day sleeping.

Clawed was still exhausted when Helen arrived home from her trip that evening. Took awhile before Clawed came down to greet her. Spent a few moments saying hello before slinking off to go back to sleep.