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Plein Air Painting in Cincinnati

Today, I spent the day walking and painting around cincinnati and Northern Kentucky,

Todays view from my office.
i have the composition worked out… now its time for color!!!
City color: very different from country color. Im working it out…still some details to work out.
Im not messing with this anymore. Im happy with it.

Time to move to the next spot…i need some exercise, so im thinking of walking to a riverview with the skyline

Walking downtown. Lots of shiny glass. A perfect opportunity to show off how compact my paint studio is. Everything fits on my back
Im thinking this old bridge might make a good painting…
Sketch is done. Time to paint…fast. im in the shade, and the riverbreeze is a little too refreshing.
Composition and vales more or less figured out…time for color
I am officially a popcicle. I might have some frostbite/hypothermia, but it is totally worth it. Look at this beautiful painting!! The wavy strokes are from shivering, lol!
im going to try for one more. In honor of easter being right around the corner, im going to paint the immaculata church in mt adams. Theres something satisfying abiut watching commuters cross the yellow bridge at a crawl while im on the purple bridge painting.
i have my sketch done…going to try and squeeze both the church and yellow bridge into the tiny tiny painting. Lets get started!!!
I have my values and composition worked out. I like this sketch so much, id almost stop and call it finished…but no, the sun is shining on my shoulder, and there is color to add. Stay tuned!
its getting dark, thats a wrap!