Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lily Pads at Japanese Garden

I am teaching a two day plein air painting workshop and wanted to get a jump start for a painting demo. This is a small painting from the pond at the Japanese Garden in Carmel. Now tomorrow, I'll see if I can paint a demo, talk, answer questions, chew gum and avoid Murphy's Law.

Oil on canvas board

Monday, June 27, 2011

Field Patterns

Oil on Canvas

I love plein air painting, but when I'm in the studio I like the challenge of design and color. I enjoyed the design patterns and contrasting colors in this work and it felt like putting puzzle pieces together to create the patterns of the field. With the large canvas, I painted in the color notes and continued to change each shape with scumbling and glazing.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

IMA Bridge


This is the painting I did earlier of the IMA Bridge. I decided to work back into it and make a few adjustments including removing the two people on the bridge. This will be one of my entries in the Hoosier Salon Exhibition.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Trader's Point


This was one of the paintings completed in the Randy Sexton Workshop, held in Zionsville, Indiana. We went to a working farm and after the morning rains stood on the porch and painted.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Alley View, Noblesville Courthouse

Oil on Panel

This was a painting I completed for the Noblesville paintout. The work is 16"x20" and was a challenge to finish in plein air. I spent some time looking for a different view and when I say the stairs in the alley, I knew that was the design contrast I wanted for the painting. A lot of plein air artists in these paintouts play it safe and paint something they have painted many times before. I think I would rather try something different as I think that is what the creative process is all about.