Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Still Waiting

9"x12" oil on canvas panel
Memorial Day started with some wonderful clouds, so I grabbed my stuff around 10 a.m. and hit Old Settlers Park. This old barn and farm equipment caught my eye.

Wash In Summer

8"x10" oil on canvas panel.
Went out late Saturday to suffer the heat and get in a painting at my favorite spot on the greenbelt.
Had a friendly doe nearby keeping an eye on Stella.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Red Barn

8"x10" oil on canvas panel

I set out to capture this barn quickly, within an hour. Initially, I added too much detail to the barn and had to subtract. Not sure that's a bad thing, but I hope not to have to go through the process in the future!

Brown Water

9"x12" oil on canvas panel
Went for a 2 hour trail ride at Walnut Creek and took Stella back out later to paint.
It was hot and humid. Can you sense the sweat on this one?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Red Shed

8"x10" oil on panel
While patrolling for sites to paint, I came across a series of red buildings. It's hard to find a barn or shack that doesn't require permission to cross the fence. This was a rare occasion where I could actually drive my truck to the location. I plan to return and capture the other outbuildings and old barn soon.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Afternoon Chill

I went out around 2:00 in the afternoon in 90 degree weather and when I finished painting, it had dropped to 67 degrees.
I loved it!