pencil and charcoal on smooth vellum
Akron Society of Artists Model session
|Harvest in Medina County|
Oil on canvas
Lesson with Lawrence Churski
In my search for a local mentor/teacher, I've started lessons with Lawrence Churski.
He works in Oil and Watercolor...so I am learning oils, something I have always wanted to do! Larry is funny, kind and an amazing artist. If you want to see his beautiful work you can go to Lawrence Churski Fine Art.
|Beautiful old farm...so much to paint, it was hard to decide on a spot!|
Soft Pastel on Wallis paper with red watercolor under painting
|Susan Ogilvie....she did her demo at the end of the day today.|
|The Farm House|
|Susan's color study|
My afternoon painting...please note...these are completely en plein air and need a bit of tweaking!
|The Hudson River|
My morning painting. This scene is painted right in front of Frederic Edwin Church's home.
The persian style home of Frederic Church. Our group watching Susan Ogilvie's demo.
If you haven't seen her finished work....check out her website. She is as nice and approachable as her paintings are beautiful. I just spent 45 minutes talking with just her about my art journey and she was really great...very humble but willing to share what ever she has learned.Susan Ogilvie Fine Art
|A little closer look at my painting....|
|Susan Ogilvie blocking in her demo with a neutral warm Nupastel|
|The group...it did warm up and those layers were coming off in the afternoon.|
|My Afternoon Color study|
|They wanted to be in the picture too!|
|Susan Ogilvie's Color Study|
Soft pastel study on wallis with a red water color under wash
These little grand daughters with their creamy complexions are about doing me in with the time restraint of a painting every day...
This is Penny. I made this difficult on myself because this is Penny at least a year ago and in my mind I kept seeing the grown up almost teenager that she is at age four!
She was at our home with her cousin Annie-Mae and they were playing dress up, tottering in play high heals, donning dangly beads and their aunts old ballet costumes. And....there were giggles and squeals as they were chasing their Grandpa around the kitchen.
Soft Pastel with red under wash of watercolor...wallis paper
We went to Nevis/St. Kitts this past February...the colors were this Heavenly. We went out in a boat and saw this big Catamaran.
Soft Pastel on Wallis paper with a red/orange under painting of watercolor
My brother Patrick is a country vet in Idaho. I was able to visit his home this July. Lori Ann and the kids put on a beautiful patio breakfast and then they took me on a tour of their amazing herb garden. If you want to learn a lot about herbs...ask Patrick! Here's a link to his blog HomeGrown Herbalist
Anyways...along with a few goats, lots of kids and grand babies...a few chickens also have place at the Jones home. This one caught my eye...had to paint her.
|I went back to this plein air painting at Chagrin Reservation. I took out the post on the right and worked on the shadows under the bridge a bit. The photo is more accurate in color.|
Pastel on wallis board with golden under-wash of pastel.
To watch her paint....mesmerizing!
|Everyone trying to fit in the creek bed to watch closely!|
|Susie Porges and Judy Carducci!|
|This is the second painting I did plein air yesterday. Yes...another red barn. Can't help myself!|
Hale Farm and Village
Soft Pastel on Wallis board with an under-wash of complimentary pastel.