I am excited that Stately Trees was selected for the 2016 Ohio Plein Air Society Show at the Springfield Museum of Art. Show dates are October 1- February 4. Now, I want to make more plein air paintings!
I'm excited to announced that Field of Red was accepted into the 23rd Annual, Five-State Juried Art Exhibition at the Jasper Arts Center's Krempp Gallery. The show runs from September 2 to October 2 in Jasper, Indiana.
I'm getting ready for my upcoming art show--here are a few samples of the oil paintings in the exhibition. The Artists' Opening Reception is Friday, March, 25 from 5 to 8 PM at Art Access Gallery. Also being shown (in the main gallery )are works by Paul Henri Bourguignon, which are totally awesome!
This one is an older piece that just sold at the gallery. Exciting! It is one of the first paintings I made using a palette knife. Lots of scraping and reapplication of the paint to create the surface texture.
Early snow and freezing temperatures are enough to keep a painter indoors--so still life it is, at least for awhile. I'm working with yellows, because they remind me of sunshine. They're also extremely challenging. Yellow pears today. Lemons tomorrow.
This is the first in a series of paintings inspired by a visit to Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Fortunately, I wasn't in the driver's seat, so could snap loads of photos through the beautiful rural roads. Most of this painting was done with a palette knife--my new favorite tool.