Friday, November 15, 2013

A Neighboring Barn

I don't think November days can be any nicer than today. It was so lovely and mild (no cumbersome mittens to stick my brushes through) and I'm happy I was able to get out and paint. This great old barn always catches the light so beautifully. I always see it when I'm driving past, and have been meaning to paint it for a long time.

Wolter's Barn, 9x12 oil on linen

Finished up just before sunset.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fall Colors

 It has been a beautiful autumn, and I'm working on a few studio paintings that I hope to complete soon, while it's all still fresh in my mind! As always, fall is passing by too quickly, but I've been able to get out painting a few times and here are a couple of recent plein air paintings:

Met up with some of my favorite artists on October 27th, and did some painting in Red Wing, Minnesota. This is a view of the iconic Barn Bluff as seen from Colvill Park. Such a gorgeous day to be out!

Overlooking the Mississippi and I-90, done on a blustery November 3rd afternoon. Had to bring out the winter gear for this one!
And this morning I woke up to snow. :)