Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Contemporary Impressionism Summer Driving Original Art


"Summer Driving"
Oil
primed masonite 
6x6"

I snapped this shot on a hot summer day last week.  We were on our way to a swimmin' hole to cool down.  I wanted to keep the feeling of the motion from cruising down the back roads in a convertible of course.  So I painted this alla prima (all at once) with lively brushstrokes and bold colors of a sunny summer day.






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Friday, July 24, 2015

Cow Painting Contempire Impressionism You Name the Price in July


"Evening Graze"
Oil
primed masonite 
6x6"

I had a little fun with the color in this piece.  The setting sun electrified the landscape with neon ribbons of orange.


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blue Heron Wetland Painting Original Impressionism


"Blue Heron"
Oil/panel
6x6"

Did you see the egret painting I did a couple days ago?  Well I saw this guy nearby.  He was quietly in search of lunch along the treeline.  I really could have sat there longer watching the birds walking through the tall grasses and flying in and out.  Good for the soul.







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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Impressionism Rural Alla Prima Oil Painting


"Rural Impressions"
6x6" oil
primed masonite panel

 The day was bright and clear and the clouds were moving quickly.  I knew I had to paint this rather quickly to capture the moment and keep the mood lively and fresh.








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Monday, July 20, 2015

July Skies Road trip Painting


"July Skies"
6x6"
Oil/primed  masonite 

Another road trip painting along the lush Midwest landscape in July.
The bright saturated color expresses the adventurous fun of  summer to me.
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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Egrets Along Eagle Marsh Wetlands Original Art


"Egrets along the Trail"

I guess this is the summer of rain for us.  I lost track of how many inches we have had after 15 inches in 30 days.  Between rain/storm showers we sneaked in a bicycle ride along the local trails.  Every thing is so lush.  I don't remember seeing so many wildflowers.  I had to stop and take pictures when I saw egrets in the tall grasses.  Did I mention the humidity was about 100%?

I used a new color on my palette today that really kicked my colors up a notch.  Do you see it?


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Red Barn Brick Farmhouse Original Oil Paintings


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"Welcome Home"
6x6"
oil/primed masonite 

Every time I drive by this homestead I imagine having this awesome barn.  It has a loft with huge swing open doors in one end, an incredible place for  a studio. The evening sun was casting long shadows and the deep blues and greens complimented the warm reds of the barn  and brick farmhouse. 


Friday, July 10, 2015

Impressionist Landscape After the Rain


"After the Rain"
6x6" oil
Midwest landscapes are never boring to me.  The vast view is ever-changing.   After a summer rainstorm the clouds broke up just in time for the beautiful glimpse of sunlight before it set.



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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Weekend Clouds Impressionist Landscape


"Weekend Clouds"
6x6"
oil/primed masonite 

Yes, opposed to weekday clouds.  Everything is better on the weekend.  






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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Monday, July 06, 2015

Country Lane Alla Prima


"Country Lane"
6x6"
oil/primed masonite 

Local farmstead in the early morning.  Another lesson in using thoughtful brushstrokes throughout.  Lay it in once and move on.  Keeping it fresh.



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Sunday, July 05, 2015

Black Angus Cow Painting


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"Tall Grasses"
6x6"
Oil/primed masonite 

Thank you to my daughter for taking pictures of this herd of cows in the hills of West Virginia.  My son and daughter were there for a week on a mission trip a few weeks ago for Habitat for Humanity.  

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Pier 60 Clearwater Beach Painting Florida



Pier 60
6x6"
Oil/masonite 

The white sands of Clearwater beach were actually darker than the sky at dusk.  During the day the sand is much brighter than the sky.  



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Friday, July 03, 2015

Clearwater Beach Florida Painting Umbrella


Clearwater in June
6x6"
oil/primed masonite 

I was just in Clearwater last week for my sister's wedding.  My husband and I had lunch at Frenchy's and enjoyed some beach time.  Of course I took many pictures with my phone to inspire future paintings. 




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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

9x12" Fair Skies Original Oil Painting


"Fair Skies"
9x12"

My challenge was to painting this with one size brush and as few strokes as possible.






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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Allaprima Purple Dusk Landscape Oil Painting



"Purple Dusk"
6x6"
Oil/primed masonite 

I started out with a wash of transparent medium orange.  Sketched in some details with a brush and layered in some paint like icing, nice and thick and juicy!  Of course wet paint is a bit difficult to photograph so I may post another pic soon.



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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Urban Landscape Downtown Art Contemporary Impressionism


"Let's Have Lunch"

6x6" 
oil/primed masonite

I am trying to "workout" my architectural painting skills.  I don't do them often enough.  I am finally getting to where I am not intimidated by them and actually starting to enjoy the process a little more.   








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Friday, June 19, 2015

Warm Earth Tones Landscape Oil Painting



"Earthy Autumn"
6x6"
oil/primed masonite panel

I forgot to post this painting from last fall.  So, here it is in June.
Have a nice weekend







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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Light of the Moon Nocturne Lake Oil Painting


"Light of the Moon"
6x6"
oil/primed masonite

Highly textured nocturne painting of the moonlight dancing on the lake.






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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Night at the Philharmonic 9x12 Painting Orchestra Embassy Theater



"Night at the Phil"
9x12"
oil/primed ready to hang art board
no frame needed

From the same theater I painted a couple days ago.  A lovely evening at the philharmonic.  The dark colors are difficult to capture digitally.  They are much richer and full of warm and cool tones.  They are not flat black.  I don't own a tube of black paint, if you do, throw it away.  You will be much happier with your work if you do, trust me.  Your paintings will be more harmonious and more relate-able to the viewer.  I get my favorite dark tones mixing oranges with blues.  Give it a try.







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Monday, June 15, 2015

Philharmonic Embassy Theater 9x12 Interior City Impressionist Painting





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"Intermission"
9x12"
oil/primed artboard 3/8" thick
ready to hang-no frame needed

My daughter and I enjoyed an enjoyable evening at the philharmonic at Ft. Wayne's Embassy Theatre.  I snapped some shots from the upper level and finally got a chance to work on a painting.  I haven't painted this large in a while and this took me a few days to work out.  I tried to keep it painterly yet readable with all the architectural details.

If you click on the picture you can see the details a bit better.



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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Beachlife Ormond Beach Painting 9X12" Contemporary Impressionism


"Beach Life"
9x12"
oil/primed masonite
ready to hang unframed

Ah, the beach, one of my favorite places to be.  The sun cast such beautiful light this morning.  I couldn't wait to paint it.







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Friday, June 12, 2015

Contemporary Impressionism Summer Melody 8x10


Summer Melody
8x10 inch
oil on primed art panel
ready to hang/dovetail slot

This painting was inspired by a smaller version I did years ago.  I like the way the brushstrokes create vibration and broken edges in this painting.  






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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Amusement and Water Park Boardwalk Indiana Beach Original Oil Painting


Summer Memories
6x6 inch
oil/primed art board

Summer is here.  The kids are on school break.  I set up two easels on my back screen porch.  One for me and one for whichever one of the kids wants to join me.  My goal is to paint at least a few hours a week this short break without cutting into family time.  I figure I have a better chance of squeezing in more time if my painting area is more accessible.  Yesterday I was joined by my six year old who did a great drawing of a race track.  I completed this one from a recent trip to a nearby amusement part.  This nostalgic park opened in 1926.  It is no rival to the larger parks today, however, it is full of charm and offers a fairly good range of fun from thrilling to entertaining.  I hope this park continues to improve and maintain what it has to offer.






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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Farmers Market Fruit Vegetable Stand Figures Original Oil Painting




Morning Market Stop
6x6 inch
oil/primed hardboard

I am happy with the simplified details and strong morning light.  Of course I spent way too much time trying to get an image that best shows this painting, but I think it looks much better in real life.  hmmm...wet paint and dark shadows are difficult to photograph.






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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Industry Sunset Water Tower Original Oil Painting



Industry Sunset
6x6 inch
oil/primed masonite

Thick and thin.  Transparent layers of thin oil washes and then juicy thick strokes of oil paint make up this mundane yet interesting landscape.






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