October 12, 2014

Punchline - Small Oil Daily Painting, En Plein Air

Oil on Gesso Board

Fall has taken over all of our senses with cooler temperatures, earthy smells, and the gorgeous colors, beautiful consequence of the colder nights. :)

As most of my friends know I am taking a painting class with local artist Joe Lombardo, and every week we go to a different location in or around Columbus, OH.
This week we went to a park with a big pond that would have been gorgeous to paint, but it was raining, so we stayed under a shelter and the view of the trees near the parking lot was spectacular.

Once again I chose to paint small because I wanted to finish the painting on location, and here it is, I called it Punchline because of the brightness and sharpness of the trees, so fun to see, though we know is the last show-off before bare branches.

I had fun painting this colorful scene, and some extra fun making a last minute squiggly textures. :)

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” 
~Albert Camus

Thanks for stopping by!  :)

October 5, 2014

Daily Painting, Leaning Towards Winter, Plein Air Oil Painting

"Leaning Towards Winter"
Fall colors are here, what a marvel for the eyes!

I went paintung at Pickerington Ponds Park, in Canal Winchester, OH.
This small tree on the banks of a pond had started  getting golden and copper colors, and it was beautifully contrasting with the water and the darker trees in the distance.

I had fun painting this, and after a period of very small plein air paintings (6"x6") this is an 8"x10", and I was able to complete it in a couple of hours.  I'm pretty happy about it. :)

October 2, 2014

September 2014 Daily Painting Recap

Collage of my Daily Paintings for the month of September 2014

Wow, it has been a wonderfully busy month: I participated in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, and even if I did not complete 30 paintings, I am very happy that I was able to paint (almost) daily. :)

At the end I have completed 24 small paintings that are summarized in this collage. Not too bad after all! :) I had fun painting each and every one of them, and I hope I can continue on this productive strike.

A couple of paintings are missing in action, they did not make it to be shown to the public. A few others never happened - some days were just too crazy to be in the studio.

Every painting presented specific challenges and some kind of lesson for me to learn. I feel richer now, and ready to continue on this amazing creative process, painting as often as I can.

Thanks for stopping by!  :)