I’m visiting some good friends in fleming county, ky. Their home has one of the prettiest views i have ever seen…i seriously could just paint from here for the rest of my life. Watch this album for progress as I paint
Plein Air Painting – cherry tree in my backyard 13 April 2021
Plein Purple hyacinths 12 April 2021
Tulip Plein Air Painting – 10 April 2021
the original painting has sold, but you can order archival reproductions on cotton rag by clicking above.
plein air crocus flowers – 3-9-21
View of Maysville from Aberdeen – Plein air 27 April 2021
I have been painting with an artist friend who is visiting Maysville and just getting started plein air painting.
Today, we picked the view of Maysville from Aberdeen. My ‘demo’ painting is on the easel. This was painted with the same limited palette as last time: burnt sienna, yellow ochre and ultramarine blue.
Here’s a close up of the ‘demo’ painting.
Maysville View from Aberdeen, OH 8×10″ oil on panel
a special painting commission – downtown Maysville
I usually say no to commission work, but every now and then the stars line up, and I agree to do one. This impressionist style oil painting was a gift from friends to a friend. A portrait of her house, to celebrate a milestone birthday. Im thrilled with how it turned out! And now that she received it, I can show it off to you all!
Plein Air Painting – downtown Maysville, Kentucky 31 October 2020
An old warehouse in Maysville, Ky was recently demolished, giving us a new view of downtown.
October 31st weather was sunny and cool, so I loaded my paints in my car, to try to capture the view.
It is a big, wide view, and I wanted to capture it all! I used 2 9×12 panels to create a diptych of the panoramic view.
The closer we get to the winter months, we don’t have nearly as much light in the sky, so I had to race against the setting sun to capture the view. I am inspired by the impressionist tradition of painting directly from life, without the aid of photography. It forces me to use loose brush strokes to capture the essence of the moment.
Another one of my favorite things about working from life, is being outdoors, and a visible part of my community. It can get lonely when I spend a lot of time alone in my studio. My friend, the photographer, Lorraine Marcella stopped by to chat while I worked, and I had her take this snapshot with my camera to document the painting.
This view is so new and interesting, I could paint at least 10 more paintings from this spot. Hopefully, they don’t start building soon.
The church steeple on the right was just a little too big, so when I got back to the studio, I fixed it!
Plein Air Painting – Live With Sue Ellen Gorman -Ripley, Ohio 14 October 2020
Hi everybody…I’ve been painting and hanging with my artist friend, sue ellen gorman, in ripley ohio. Thought I’d invite you all to look over my shoulder for a while I paint.
Plein Air painting – Riverside Drive Augusta, Ky 13 October 2020
Good morning from augusta, ky! This the little river village where it all started for me TWENTY YEARS AGO. And this building is where one of my first friends Jane had an art and antique gallery. Wow! How time flies. It’s good to be back!