Posts Tagged ‘Wheeler Road’

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Wheeler Dusk

April 6, 2015
Wheeler Dusk 2; Oil on Canvas 30 x 40

Wheeler Dusk 2; Oil on Canvas 30 x 40

Wheeler Dusk 2 was the culmination of three works from a basic idea. The color in this photo is not as accurate as I would prefer to display. I have encountered a computer that died. I am going through the ordeal of transferring data to a new computer. I am also having to incorporate a new camera. Learning curves are winning. I hope to have better, more accurate, results soon.

Wheeler Dusk 1 ; Oil on Canvas 16 x 20

Wheeler Dusk 1 ; Oil on Canvas 16 x 20

Wheeler Dusk 1 was an interesting exercise. After creating the small, 11″ x 14″, version of this sunset, I decided to go a little larger. Decided to save a 16″ x 20″ painting of Wheeler Road. Repainted the entire sky to change it from a mid-afternoon scene. Had the sky and foliage adjusted and then decided to remove a clump of trees from the left foreground area. I believe that the changes worked.

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Over Passing Clouds

March 19, 2015
Over Passing Clouds; Oil on Canvas 22" x 28"

Over Passing Clouds; Oil on Canvas 22″ x 28″

I  used Wheeler Road for some plein air paintings last autumn. A few weeks ago, while rummaging through my photo resources, I came across a photo of a winter scene along Wheeler Road. The photo was taken on an overcast day. Not much of interest. I theorized that if I implemented a more dramatic sky, it could yield a more dynamic composition. Again, flipped through photos and came across this sky (an image taken from our front door). Used my artist prerogative, and combined the two scenes. Fun to play with the effect which the light might play over the landscape. I was happy with the result. Will love to see this one under gallery lighting.

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Wheeler Near McNeal

December 31, 2014
Wheeler Near McNeal; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 11 x 14

Wheeler Near McNeal; Plein Air Oil on Canvas Panel 11 x 14

Late October. I decided to make my way to the crossroad of Wheeler and Flora Church. I anticipated a scene with bright, colorful foliage. Unfortunately, it was less than inspirational. I sized up my options and decided to venture south. Came upon this scene and went to work.

Nice morning for being outside. A bit cool, but warmer than it will be in January. I was set up across from a house. Their dog noticed me and barked a couple times before his master sternly put a stop to the noise. Unfortunately, I was only about an hour into the painting when the people left and, although inside the house, the barking started and would not stop. Amazing that even thought the dog was inside the house, the non stop barking got rather annoying. Hard to concentrate on painting with that noise. I gathered as much of the critical information as I needed and returned home. Took about twenty minutes to put the final tweaks and adjustments to finish the painting…without all the barking.