Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Palette Knife Painting

This is an 8" x 10" painting of a scene looking westward on Lake Erie near North Point Park. There was a lovely breeze blowing in from the lake and the day was made very comfortable because of it. One of my favorite places to paint in the area.

8" x 10" oil on board

My Favorite of the Trip

The view of this old Schwinn bicycle from the porch of the house where I was staying was irresistible. No. 1: It was cool on the porch and I could relax. No. 2: The sun was glancing off the bike and the garden in a picturesque manner.

8" x 10" oil on board

Jessie on the Porch

This is a painting of a porch and the child is incidental. I gave it to the family who had invited me to stay with them.

9" x 12" oil on canvas

Lakeside Plein Air Paintout

This is the third year I have attended this paint out which is help in conjunction with the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show at Lakeside, Ohio. This year I stayed with a host family and it was a more comfortable experience.

I painted the ubiquitous Marblehead Lighthouse because I hadn't done it and I needed to. Everyone paints Marblehead Lighthouse. It's almost a requirement. It was unbelievable hot on the day I did this so I searched for available shade and ended up as far away as you could get from it- leaning against a wall in the parking lot, with shrubs providing meager cover. At least there is usually some kind of breeze when you are near Lake Erie so it's not as bad as it might be.

11" x 14" oil on board