Monday, September 18, 2017

Pet Portraits

I made time for a couple of pet portraits in August too. I was able to photograph the chihuahua myself -which is always helpful when you're doing a painting. I was struck by how delicate and tiny she was. This is a 9" x 12" painting but she is about life size--weighing in at three pounds.

Panda, a shih tzu from Columbus, was another project I worked on and his owner was very happy with the painting, which included a detailed background.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Speed Painting

A Quick Pear study-- Yes I have a pear tree and it is bearing fruit-- which I love. You can learn a lot from spending an hour painting from life- set a timer it helps.
6" x 8"

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Still Life with Pears and Copper Kettle

Still Life with Pears and Copper Kettle

Painted at Lakeside during a still life class I taught in August. I love the glass reflections and of course pears are my favorite fruit to paint.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Plein Air Painting in a Park

11" x 14" oil on panel

The second plein air session with my group of student painters was held in another park-- one with beautiful ponds-- George Bible Park in Bryan, Ohio.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Flower Painting

I am working with some beginner and intermediate painters, teaching them a little about plein air painting. We get together when we can and paint. The first time we painted in a public park with lots of gorgeous flowers, so the natural choice for me to paint was flowers.

Central Park Flowers
9" x `12" oil on panel