Sunday, September 30, 2007

Johnny Appleseed Fall Festival Woods Figures Autumn Landscape daily painting

"One Apple Fritter Please"

The woods was a perfect setting for this fall festival. The sun shining down through the tall trees was inspiration enough for me. 6"X6" oil on primed masonite artboard. Johnny Appleseed Fall Festival

Friday, September 28, 2007

Garden Morning Flowers Landscape Impressionist daily oil painting

Another morning in the garden. A compliment to the painting I did yesterday. They look so nice together...hint, hint ;) This painting is also 6"x6" oil on primed masonite art board. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Impressionist Garden Shed Flowers Sunrise daily oil painting

This amazing garden is at the home of a nice amish family that allowed myself and two artist friends to paint recently. The same location that I painted the apple orchard and posted on 9/24. This painting is 6"x6" oil on primed masonite board.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Rose Yarrow Garden Wall Impressionist Painting a Day

"Curling up in the Night" The shadows were long and the air was getting cooler making these beautiful flowers curl up for the night. 6"x6" oil on masonite.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Apple Orchard Amish Farm Fall Landscape for the Holidays Oil Painting

There is nothing like standing among the buzzing bees in an apple orchard out in the country. The morning sun warming the cool fall air. It was so peaceful. I hope those same feelings are felt when viewing this little painting. The holiday season is around the corner and what a special gift these small original oil paintings would don't even need to frame it, just pop it into a gift bag with a mini easel(under $5 at Michaels)

6"x6" oil on primed masonite artboard.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Chinese Umbrellas Figures Original Daily Oil Painting

"Chinese Umbrellas For Sale" You couldn't miss these bright umbrellas at a local festival. My daughter just had to check them out. This painting is 6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Parked Cars Tree Lined Street Morning daily painting

"West Central" 6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

End of Summer Skies Clouds Sky Landscape daily oil painting


Cooler breezes are arriving. The skies have been so different as summer comes to an end. This peaceful painting reminds me of another good summer! This painting is available for purchase 6"x6" oil on primed masonite. These little paintings make such great original gifts for those that are so hard to buy for. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Girlfriends, Sisters, Mothers.... "A little window to a peaceful place"

Friday, September 14, 2007

Garden Roses White Picket Fence daily painting

Peace Rose morning light. Please note that the some of the texture in the painting is not as prominent as the photo depicts, this is due to shadows from my lighting today. 6"x6" oil on masonite.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Children Watermelon Seed Spitting Summer's End daily painting


Another summer nears the end. A fun memory of spitting watermelon seeds on a hot summer day was just the inspiration for this painting. The sun was dappled by the nearby apple tree. The kids were squeezing the last bit of summer out with friends before school started. 6"x6" oil on primed masonite.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Impressionist Horses Amish Farm Rainy Day oil painting a day

Not far from my home are some Amish communities. It is the next thing to time travel when I drive into these little towns. I met a friend in Grabill for some plein air painting. So peaceful, quiet and pure. When driving home after painting, I went by this field with these large horses huddled together. They looked like they were in football formation. It is football season! Anyway, I loved the gray, rainy atmoshpere and how it effected the landscape and these creatures. This painting is 6"X6" on primed masonite art board.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Train Yard Train Cars Railroad Tracks daily painting


It feels good to get out painting again. It was a cloudy day with the threat of rain, not my favorite conditions. However, it made for an awesome atmosphere as this train rolled in next to the granary. This available painting is 6"x6" oil on primed masonite artist board.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Silverton Colorado Painting Red House Mountain Landscape oil painting a day

Sometimes after living with a painting for a few days, something about it nags at you and you realize some changes may be needed. Just a few tweaks and somtimes a major overhaul. Thankfully not the latter on this one, but now, I feel better when I look at this painting. 6"x6" oil on primed masonite. Silverton, Colorado.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

"Labor Day" mules, grand canyon, cowboy hat, daily painting

This is a portion of an 11" x 14" piece. These cowboys were taking a team of mules and lots of camping gear down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. My family and I were hiking a part of the trails when this caravan approaced us.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Colorado Animas River Landscape Mountains Pines Rapids daily oil painting

The Animas River in the San Juan National Forest between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. This painting is 6"x6" oil on primed masonite.