Saturday, June 27, 2009



This painting was the result of an unusual painting gig. I was invited to do a demo painting at Clay Terrace shopping center. The complex has a new concept of businesses, restuarants, retail that allows people to walk around and enter from the street. A break from the mall concept. Anyway, people gathered to watch 2 painters and listen to live music while enjoying a glass of wine from the Estridge store, HOMEexperience. A big thanks to Paul Estridge, president, for sponsoring this Friday night activity. And, the purchase of 2 small paintings

The Flooded Wabash 2


This is a second version of the Flooded Wabash. The first was completed 2 years ago after being in New Harmony and painting the flooded river. I usually don't try to come that close to an earlier work, but that painting was chosen for inclusion in the newly rennovated Eli Lilly and Company corporate offices. The first version was sold, so this was the 18"x24" selection. The work is a part of a collection of 8 Indiana painters in the new space.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Paintout in Zionsville

Margaret Hanke, one of the other painters in the Kim English workshop painted me from across the street where I was set up and sent me this photo.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Students Painting the Canal

Three of my students painting at the canal in Broad Ripple. Sandy, Connie and Karen. Just a reminder that I will be teaching a plein air workshop at the Indianapolis Art Center in August and again at the Stutz during the Fall. Classes will be posted in August on the Stutz Artists website.

Monday, June 15, 2009

LOVE Sculpture at the IMA


Set up in front of the sculpture at the IMA at 8:30 and completed the painting in 2 hours. Wanted to tighten the process after the Saturday morning painting. Basically: find the subject through the viewer, sketch it on the canvas, block in the big shapes, choose the color notes, lay in the color shapes, look for value and color contrast. add a few details with heavier paint, and clean up because the riding mower guy is headed my way.

Zionsville Farmer's Market


This was a painting I did last Saturday at the Zionsville Paint-out. I wanted to challenge myself after taking the Kim English workshop there, so the inclusion of people. Maybe missed creating a focus and too much color to please the judge, but I enjoyed the painting process and the activity of the colorful market.

Color Quartet


Some of my newer works have been on linen with a clear coat, so the result is the linen color. No orange underpainting on these and I've found that the paint looks darker, so adjustments are made in the final color notes.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Noblesville Paint-Out

This was the start of the Noblesville Paint-Out. I took a little longer on the drawing. Correct perspective is a must in urban paintings.

Noblesville Courthouse


This was done on the 2nd day. I liked the courthouse view from a block away and looking over the buildings to see the vertical tower of the courthouse. The paintings were juried Saturday and I was awarded an honarable mention.

Noblesville Barn


This was the Thursday painting I did for the Noblesville Paint-Out. The 3 day event was well organized combined with good weather. This was the barn just North of town.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Warm October


I experimented with a variation on my color choices and used the cool greens to contrast the warm chroma of the trees and sky.