Saturday, December 17, 2011
Okay, here is my last plein air piece of the year; I just finished it. It's a 10" x 8" oil on canvas. I painted it in the Dogwood Pond area of Hills and Dales Park in Kettering, just beyond the pond. There is a nice view from the edge of the pond looking toward one of the greens at Community Golf Course. Hence the title, "The Green Beyond." Enjoy!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Here's my last (probably) plein air piece of the year. It's a 10" x 8" oil on canvas I call Autumn Colors. It's actually the 11th in a series I've done at the Woodman Fen in Dayton. It's amazing to think that this lovely, preserved fen (semi-wetland) is tucked into an urban neighborhood off Patterson and Woodman. Enjoy!
Friday, November 25, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Here's a little one I painted recently of the cool, giant sculpture out at Wegerzyn Gardens in Dayton. The sculpture was created completely from willow seedlings harvested from (an overabundance at) the Engelwood Dam area north of Dayton. The piece here is a 6" x 8" oil on panel I'm calling Willow Maze, and I'm actually painting it from inside the sculpture looking out. (You can catch a peek of the sculpture in the preceding painting too). Enjoy!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Here is the third in a series I made on (and in) the partially dry Great Miami River in Tipp City, Ohio. I started them all last year and just finished this one recently. It's a 9" x 12" oil on panel that I've been calling "River Light." It's now in Springs Gallery, along with its mates. Enjoy!
Note: This piece sold at Springs Gallery's opening reception for the Klingers (Jim and Christine) on 12/16/11. Thanks to everyone for turning out!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Here's a new 6" x 8" oil on panel I just finished last night. I painted most of it at another park in Columbus, OH. Columbus has a wonderful park system - lovely and very organized, like a larger version of Dayton's own Five Rivers Metroparks. This particular park had a working/educational farm, much like our own Carriage Hill.
The chickens at this farm seemed (to me) to be longing to be on the other side of the fence, so I'm calling this piece "Couped Up." Enjoy! P.S. This piece has sold. Thanks.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
I have photographed and painted in the lovely Glen Helen Nature Preserve for years. Here is an image I made awhile back of the Yellow Spring in Glen Helen, the namesake of the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio. I like it so much that I've made many versions and have found many uses for it as well. I am using it as a sort of logo for my new business - Springs Gallery. If you like it too, here's a paypal button for the purchase of a matted and signed 8" x 10". If you're interested in another size - just let me know. Enjoy!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Here's another 8" x 10" oil on canvas (wired and ready to hang) that I did during my residency at Poinsett Park in South Carolina. I have a few others from my stay down there that I still need to work on, but this one feels done. I made it in one sitting (actually standing) up in the mountain foothills. It was a breathtaking vista that I returned to many times, just to enjoy.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Here's another little lake piece (6" x 8" oil) that I did the same day as its predecessor below. The foreground features Mountain Laurel, a lovely flowering shrub unique to the area that only blooms this time of year. Since I have gotten some requests, I've decided to add paypal buttons to some of these new pieces in case you're interested in a purchase. They're nearly dry now. If you see others that interest you - let me know and I'll make more buttons. Thanks for your interest. (Note: this one and the previous one sold already. More coming soon).
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Here's the first little (6" x 8") oil I did a few days ago at the start of my art residency in South Carolina. It's a view of the Old Levi Mill Lake near the park headquarters. I could photograph and paint just at this lake every day for a week and never tire of it. I just have to watch out for the alligators and water moccasins (both of which I've seen).
The location for my art residency is Poinsett Park, located near Sumter, SC. Due to its location, it's an unique merging of several different ecosystems, such as coastal plains and woodland foothills. There are creeks, swamps, mountains, a lake, pine forests, and tons of Spanish moss - it's lovely.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Well, I'm not exactly doing the "painting a day" as planned, but I have been painting away lately. I just left a workshop in South Carolina and I'm now doing a week-long art residency, also in South Carolina, before heading back to Ohio and the new gallery (Springs Gallery: www.springsgallery.blogspot.com). Check us out if you're in the area! In the meantime, here's the first of my new pieces. It's an 8" x 10" oil titled "Afternoon at the Marsh."
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I entered 2 small paintings in the Yellow Springs Arts Council's "Art of Healing" Show. I tried to pick some of my new ones that seemed in keeping with the theme. They are "An Apple a Day," (5" x 7" oil on masonite) and "Life's a Bowl," (6" x 8" oil on canvas panel); both appear below. The opening reception will be Friday, 3/18/11, 6 - 9 pm, and the show is up until 4/8. The beautiful, new YSAC Gallery is located at 309 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs. If you're in the area stop by - looks like it will be a good show!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
When I was in graduate school taking photography classes, I had a professor who used to describe certain days as "cloudy bright. That's the kind of light that renders detail," he said. So I recently created this little 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel painting (from my mind) entitled, "Cloudy Bright," in honor of him. Enjoy!
Friday, January 7, 2011
I'm another Glen lover who has entered a few pieces into the Glen Helen Member's Show. This 5th annual exhibit, held in the Atrium Gallery of the lovely Glen Helen Building at 405 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, runs January 8 through January 30, 2011. The opening reception is Sunday, January 9, from 2 - 4 pm. We hope you will all come out and enjoy refreshments, view art, and help support the artists who help support the Glen!
Here's a peek at one of my pieces that I delivered today for possible inclusion in the show. It's a framed, 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel entitled, "Pines at Sunset."
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Here's a common sight around the holidays - a lovely poinsettia plant just starting its decline. I always feel a little sorry for them and I try to "over Winter" them, usually to no avail. This one's a 6" x 8" oil on canvas panel titled "New Year's Poinsettia."
P.S. I just returned from an art residency in Poinsett State Park in South Carolina (5/11), where I learned that the park - and the plant - were both named after Dr. Joel Poinsett - the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico - who loved the plant and introduced it to the U.S. in the 1820s.