Monday, May 31, 2010

Towering Sycamores


Yesterday during the morning I painted near the White River looking west to the neighbor's house. The sun was casting long shadows and the trees looked great isolated from the house in shadows and dappled light. The Sycamores in this area near the River started growing in a wooded area long before the houses were built and grew straight up before reaching the sunlight.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Late Evening at the IMA


This is the 2nd painting of the bridge at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Gardens. I really like the design of the composition and wanted to do a larger work and try to capture the look of the large pines shading the bridge. From this spot, just left of the Lilly House, one can look down to the canal and White River and view the various plantings. A painters dream and nightmare at the same time.

Monday, May 17, 2010

TC Steele House and Garden


Saturday was the Spring Paintout at the TC Steele Home and Gardens down in Brown County. The flowers were in bloom and there were many painters scattered around the grounds. It was a beautiful morning and most artists finished one work before the rains came at noon. I found an area to paint from the South side with flowers in the foreground and was pleased with the result. I will include this work in the Plein Air Exhibit which opens June 4 at the Stutz Art Space Gallery

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Painting at the IMA

It was a warm day Monday and 4 of us drove over to the IMA to paint. This spot was where I settled for the 2nd painting.

Overlook at IMA Gardens

Oil on Linen

This was the 2nd painting Monday at the IMA. Coming up the hill from the canal, found this great view looking at the small bridge looking down at the stream that flows to the bottom of the hill. I was drawn to the design of the composition and the evergreens behind the couple that paused to take a look.

Canal at IMA


Went to the IMA grounds on Monday to paint and did the first work at the lower level looking across the canal. A quick study of about 1 1/2 hours.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Painting

May and June are going to be crazy months in terms of getting ready for my One Man Show at the Clark Gallery, Honeywell Center in Wabash, opening June 23. I am trying to complete some larger works as I will be entering existing large scale paintings in the Hoosier Salon and Indiana Heritage. I started a 30"x40" studio painting today and probably need another day of painting to finish.