Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Clifton Mill in Clifton, Ohio (Plein Air)

10" x 20" oil on canvas--- the Clifton Mill -- a large working water powered grist mill, located in Clifton, Ohio, which is famous as the birthplace of Woody Hayes!

Plein air in Athens Ohio

I traveled to Athens, Ohio with a friend in early April for an OPAS paintout. Everyone else was drawn tot he river to paint cherry trees in bloom but we decided it was much too gray a day. What was needed? Some architecture! This is downtown Athens near the courthouse.

Custom painting from a photo

My cousin asked me to create a painting from a photograph she had of her friend Mimi and her husband when they first met in Prague. The resulting painting has a distinctive European feel to it.

Eight of the Crafters at Sauder Village

Last month I created eight paintings from photos I took at Sauder Village when I was there in Sept. 2009. They are all 8" x 10" and I am hoping to sell prints in the General Store at the Village. Need to approach Juanita yet.

For the oil forum at wetcanvas -- we looked at Cecilia Beaux

Here is my take on Henry Drinker (head study only). Beaux painting of Drinker is a masterpiece with extravagant brushwork and awesoem color. The lighting on his head is strange and it was hard to make sens eof but I did my best.