Friday, June 10, 2016

Iris and Buster

Iris is the granddaughter of a friend and she took a nice photograph of her when she visited her recently. I loved the red boots and baggy sweatshirt. I added the little Westie for interest.

16" x 20" oil on canvas

Can We Take Him Home?

Thursday, June 09, 2016


This young lady modeled for our portrait group last week. She was so professional and we appreciated her steady gaze, excellent posture and ability to return to the pose--and her beautiful costume, of course!

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Old Homestead - Plein Air painting of a Pioneer House near Yellow Springs, Ohio

This is one of the paintings I completed in the workshop with Tim Horn that turned out okay. The subject was an 1820's pioneer home nestled in the woods. I thought the red of the house would contrast nicely with the spring greens in the foliage.

The owner told me the brick in the house is orgiginal and it was in great shape, proving yet again that they just don't make things like they used to.

9" x 12" Pioneer Home

Monday, June 06, 2016

Tim Horn Workshop

I attended a two and a half day workshop with Tim Horn last week. He is an excellent instructor and had some helpful tools for painting outdoors. There was nothing that was new to me, but watching him actually using the tools-one was a color isolator- reinforced the idea that I should be using them as well.
Tim's work is all about light and shadow and the first full day of the workshop was cloudy, but he still managed to impart some of the wisdom that has made him one of the top landscape painters in California.
I did not do a decent painting in this workshop, but I did create one I liked at the B&B where we stayed.

12' X 12" The Glen House