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Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Way Home

16x16
oil on canvas
A view of the last post from a few steps up the street. This is slightly bigger and obviously in a square format with a bit warmer colors. This canvas surface is also more "toothy" and absorbant, so it required a heavier hand and thicker paint. This, again, was captured in New Harmony at that golden hour of the evening. For an person like me with an small town, Indiana childhood, it evokes familiar, nostalgic memories of heading home after a day of playing outside in the neighborhood.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Day's End, New Harmony

14 x 11
oil on linen
This is another painting that came out of my trip to New Harmony, Indiana, during The First Brush of Spring. At the end of the first full day, while the expected rainstorms were still holding out, I walked around with my friends scouting for scenes to paint the next day. The sun was going down and casting those beautiful long shadows while I snapped photos and caught this moment. The rains indeed arrived that night, so this view had to wait until yesterday when I painted it in studio.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bring Me a Dream

11 x 14
oil on canvas panel
A friend modeled for this figurative piece that presented some nice challenges with foreshortening.
Figure drawing and portraiture have always been my preferred subjects, both as an artist and as an art lover, so this was a project I loved tackling.

Monday, June 12, 2017

A Workshop With Time Horn

 Tim Horn is such an amazing artist and teacher. I was so lucky to be able to attend his workshop last year and jumped at the chance to go again when he came back to his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio. In both classes, I not only learned valuable lessons in plein air painting, but was also fortunate to be in the company of very nice and fun loving workshop mates. Here we are all at the end of the third day, just before going our separate ways. Tim's work is captivating. Check out his website here - http://www.timhornart.com/

Here are a couple of my paintings from the workshop. It was seriously HOT out, but we could hardly complain since the expected rain never materialized.
 "Ohio Barnyard"
10 x 8
oil on canvas board
"Old Homestead"
8 x 10
oil on canvas board