Saturday, October 31, 2015

October Sky Halloween Sunset original oil painting


"Halloween Sky"
oil on panel 
6x6"

The clouds were ignited by the setting sun.  This sight was mere minutes before darkness.  So exciting..for my teenage daughter waiting on me to take pictures...not so much.



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Friday, October 30, 2015

Serene Summer Day Landscape Original Art


"Serene Summer Day"
oil on panel 
6x6"

I took some pictures while biking this summer and couldn't wait to paint from them.  I am continuously inspired by the Midwestern skies.   From dramatic to the serene and all in between.   







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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Streets of Paris Art Gallery Original Oil Paintings





"Holiday Shopping"
Paris
oil on panel 
6x6"

 I loved the mood of the wet, gray streets during the Holidays.  An intimate view of people walking along the little shops.

What a happy change of pace.  I found a wonderful resource that other artists are raving about.  Mourgefile.com it is a website with thousands of copyright free images.  People kindly download their images for all to see and freely use.   Now, I don't  want to use these often for I feel it is very important for me to paint what I live and experience for myself.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Harvest Sunrise Autumn Landscape Original Art


"Harvest Sunrise"
oil on panel 
6x6"

The sunrise was so beautiful this morning.   The mottled lavender clouds and the sunlight breaking through over the dried fields.  This was one if those lucky moments when the paintbrush seems to go on autopilot and paint from the heart.  Does not happen often.  After painting intensely all day on some difficult subject matter I started to clean up for the day.  My son and husband ran out to pick up a movie and carry out.   I knew I didn't have much time but I was in the mood to just paint for fun.  Glad I did because this one was fun!  My husband ended up running into a friend and and chatted so I had a little more time to finish up.  





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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October Morning Cider and Company Landscape Painting Original Oil



"October Morning Cider and Company"
oil on panel 
6x6"

This is from my weekend camping in Southern Indiana.  A great weekend with family and friends at the end of the season.







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Monday, October 26, 2015

Surfing in Hawaii original oil painting


"Learning to Surf"
6x6 "
oil on panel 

I painted this before my camping trip last weekend but never got around to posting.   






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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Beach at the Dunes Lake Michigan End of Summer Painting


originally posted 2010
still available 
oil on panel 
6x6"

I will be back in the studio on Monday.  I have been away for a few wonderful days camping with the family and extended family.  






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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Deer Crossing Rural Landscape Original Oil Painting


"Deer Crossing"
oil on panel 
6x6"
(2010)

Some of you may remember seeing this painting on my blog.  Seems like yesterday that I painted it yet it has been 5 years!  I did a fall landscape yesterday but I am not sure if it is worthy of posting.  I will have to look at it and see if it grows in me.  Right now it's just meh.

So from the archives is this little guy that is still available. 





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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fall Foliage Autumn Landscape Original Oil Painting


October 
oil on panel 
6x6"

We have had a dry fall.  This beautiful time of year goes by too quickly.

All that color can be overwhelming when painting fall landscapes.  It is tempting to go overboard trying to capture the amazing hues.  Restraint goes a long way.  If one is standing in front of a painting where every square inch is equally "blaring" in detail and color you risk overload and they move on.  Pick special areas to highlight the beauty and have the rest of the painting subtly support it.  I ran out of time to get a better picture of this I will post another that is not blurry when I get a chance.








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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Break in the Clouds Original Oil Painting Impressionism


"Break in the Clouds"
oil on panel 
6x6"


Trying again to keep it simple.  Focusing on the shapes, color and values.




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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Main Street Small Town America Original Oil Painting


"Main Street"
oil on panel 
6x6"

There are so many of these small towns nestled in the heartland.  I never feel too far from home when driving through these towns even if I have never been there before.  They all have the same charm.  Some are run down and all but abandoned but many are still thriving.





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Monday, October 19, 2015

Country Landscape from the archives original oil paintings


"Cornfields, Clouds and Country Roads 
oil on panel 
6x6"

I am pulling this from my archives ahem shoebox in my studio.  This little guy is from 2010 and one of my faves.  Still available too. 







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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Made in America Farm Life in the Heartland Original Painting


"Made in America"
oil on panel 
6x6"

A serene day on a nearby farm earlier this summer.  






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Friday, October 16, 2015

Autumn Skies Original Oil Painting Midwest Impressionism


Autumn Skies
2010
Oil on panel 
6x6"

I have a busy week ahead so I may not be in the studio as much as I would like so I am posting a few older paintings that are available.
Hope you are able to enjoy the remaining days of Autumn.





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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Train Bridge Downtown Cityscape original oil paintings


"Train Bridge"
oil on panel
6x6"

A painterly scene of downtown Fort Wayne.  Another from my city series.  I actually painted this one a while back but never posted it.  'bout time I do so.






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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Rainy Monday Urban Landscape Original Oil Painting


"Rainy Monday"
oil on panel 
6x6"

I painted this quite a while ago but I don't think I posted it as available.   So here it is.  
I am pleased with the rainy atmosphere and texture of this piece.






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Monday, October 12, 2015

Seven Child Portrait Oil Study



"Seven"
oil on panel
6x6"

A quick study of a little boy who doesn't sit still for long.  These little studies are so fun.  I feel they represent that constant motion of childhood.  A glimpse of exploration, adventure, bare feet and giggles.  

I need to do more of these.







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Sunday, October 11, 2015

A New Morning Contemporary Impressionism Original Oil



not for sale
"A New Morning"
oil on panel
6x6"


My daily morning commute.  I am happy with the atmosphere and composition of this little one.  I think I would like to do a larger piece soon.   




Saturday, October 10, 2015

Vineyard in Autumn Landscape Oil Painting


Autumn Bounty
oil on panel 
6x6"

The grape leaves in fall are so beautiful.  They look like stained glass windows in the sunlight.  This attempt to capture their beauty is quite humbling.






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Friday, October 09, 2015

Plein Air Warm Mocha and Homemade Bread Autumn Landscape Oil Painting


"Warm Mocha and Homemade Bread" 
oil on panel
6x6"

Yes, that is what I wanted after painting on a cold, wet morning.  I painted this swiftly on location with one brush keeping it bold and simple.
The clouds broke and the sun came out turning into a beautiful Autumn day.





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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Landscape Oil Painting Midwest Hike Late Summer


"Late Summer Hike"
6x6"
oil on panel 

Taking in the sights and sounds of late summer.






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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Beyond the Ridge Autumn Landscape Original Oil Painting



"Beyond the Ridge"
oil on panel
6x6"


When I was drawn to paint this scene it was the mood it conveyed more than the subject matter.  I was actually a passenger in a car on a rainy, fall evening.  This was literally at an intersection with a ditch and a hill, scraggly trees and more trees in the distant background.  I guess you could say it was the clouds that gave the moment its mood.  The dark clouds were breaking up and moving on as the sun was revealed with its bright contrast.  Even the dry grasses of the ditch were beautiful.  As were the earthy colors of autumn against the dramatic sky.  

My goal was to use expressive, bold brushstrokes and color in a patchiness like the clouds and mottled lighting.  






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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Silver Linings Clouds and Landscape oil painting


"Silver Linings"
oil on panel
6x6"

A flowing landscape on a breezy cloudy day.  The tall grasses were like waves on windy plains.






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Monday, October 05, 2015

Out in the Fields Rural Landscape Autumn Original Oil Painting



"Out in the Fields"
oil on panel
6x6"

The soybean fields turned golden so quickly.  Some of them are already dry and ready for harvest.  






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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Crisp Fall Canoe Trip Original Oil Painting


"Canoe Date"
Oil on panel 
6x6"

Another little painting from a canoe date with my groom of 24+ years. I remember having some of our first dates here.  The beach, hiking, picnics.  Then years later taking our kids here camping and canoeing these same channels.  Wow, how time flies.

I am happy with the crispness of this one.  To achieve this I painted wet in wet with thick paint, moving quickly and trying to not overwork it.   






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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Kettle Corn at the Autumn Apple Festival Johnny Appleseed Painting


"Kettle Corn"
6x6"
Oil on panel
2010

It is fall festival time.  Some of my favorites include good food, blue grass music, antiques, crafts, tractors and more.  This painting is where the boy scouts were making kettle corn.  The dads were stirring the corn in big kettles.  A fun sight to see and yummy.  

Friday, October 02, 2015

Flannel Shirt and Wool Socks Autumn Landscape Original Oil Painting


"Flannel Shirt and Wool Socks"
oil on panel
6x6"

The Autumn sky felt so big as cold winds blew above the dry golden fields.  You couldn't help but notice that the lines of the clouds in the sky seemed to emulate the lines of the freshly harvested land.  and yes, it is time to pull out the woolies :)






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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Canoe Chain O Lakes Original Oil Painting


"Canoe Chain O Lakes"
oil on panel
6x6"

My groom took last Friday off work and we went on a little adventure.  We went to Chain O Lakes state park and went hiking and then canoeing.  Such a perfectly beautiful fall day.  The channels between the lakes were crystal clear and the leaves were falling.   I took at least a hundred pictures on the lakes, I couldn't resist.  We then went for lunch at one of our favorite al fresco restaurants on the St. Mary's River.  This canoe-level view was inspiration for today's painting.

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