Friday, May 22, 2015

Painting En Plein Air Because...

 ...I want to be out-standing in my field. ;) Ha ha.

Sometimes seemingly simple things are the most difficult to paint, like a field of grass or dirt. I keep trying though. One of the best smells of spring is the soil turned over before planting.

Sunshine, the smell of newly plowed good soil, a couple of lazy dogs.

Lined up.

Plowed, plein air, 9 x 12" oil on linen/hardboard.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Old Red Barn

Old Red Barn, 12 x 9" plein air oil on linen/hardboard.
I didn't go far afield to paint today. I stood in a cow pasture just south of the farm buildings, the sun shining in the west, and a surprisingly cold wind coming from the east. Old red-painted wood, green grasses blowing in the wind, and yellow dandelions beneath a blue sky.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Local Landmark

Today's painting:

The Creamery, 9 x 12" plein air oil on linen/hardboard.

This building, the old creamery, always draws my attention. Once an important center of this rural community, it has a lot of history and character. It's such a crazy combination of angles, openings, and cupolas. Definitely a challenge to draw accurately!