Hanging onto Summer ( day 9)

9/09/18


On October 13th I will be painting a wedding reception. This lovely lady is the grandmother of the bride. She and her family are longtime owners of an area nursery.

She was nice enough to show me around the farm and I couldn’t help myself from snapping a candid photo of her. The morning sun on this patch of Dahlias was beautiful and I’m so glad I was able to capture it!

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Hanging onto Summer ( Day 8)

9/08/18

Farmers markets are everywhere in the summer and into fall.

This is a color/value study in preparation for a final painting.

I may do it in watercolor as well as acrylic

 

 

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Hanging Onto Summer ( day 7)

9/07/18

Summer also means getting to the Square in downtown Painesville to enjoy the display of classic cars. I take photos use them as my main source of reference for the vehicle and take artistic license with the backgrounds ( hehe)

1958 was a very good year and this blue Chevy pick-up stole my 💜

if you feel the same way….she is available for $95. and ships free!

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1958 was a very good year 12×12 acrylic on canvas $95.

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Hanging onto Summer ( day 6 )

9/06/18

 

I love to zoom in and focus on a very small part of a landscape ( or in this case a lake )

It seems like it would be simple to execute however the moving water makes for ever changing light and dark shapes. This one is available for $120. And ships free!

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Acrylic on canvas 16×20         Dancing Lake $120

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Hanging onto Summer (day 5)

9/05/18

So far, all the 30 paintings in 30 days posts have a beach theme. Well today I’m switching it up and posting a pool painting.

Could it look any cooler? I don’t think there’s anyone who wouldn’t want to take her place. I know I would in a heartbeat. 💧

 

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Hanging onto Summer ( day 4)

9/04/18

 

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Hanging onto Summer ( day 3)

9/03/18

Looking for treasure at the beach.

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30 paintings in 30 days theme “ Hanging onto Summer”

8/31/18

For those of us living in northeast Ohio summer is in a word…..fleeting. Sure, I love the changing seasons, and the weather is never boring however when The month of June rolls in….I am determined to spend every possible moment enjoying the outdoors. I think I can easily speak for most Clevelanders when I say that we don’t think twice about shirking every possible responsibility in order to enjoy a slice of sunshine.

On this his particular day, the temperature rose to the 90’s and the Fairport Harbor Beach was THE place to be. The sun was strong, breeze was blowing and the water just cool enough. Just a couple of miles from my home, I spent the  afternoon watching beach goers enjoy the day.

This little gem was done in my new favorite app called Procreate! I love to work out  a painting on the computer before I execute it on paper, paint and canvas. The flat graphic color application has a silk screen feel that I love. I’m thinking a sweet little 12×12 painting is the next step. I think a series of these is in order to “Hang onto Summer”

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Where do you live and love about summer?

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Paint Your Pet Fall Schedule

8/03/18

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When you try a new medium…. Humbling😳

4/21/18

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I cannot believe how fast 2018 is speeding past. Just like most everybody, I’m super busy! I am painting a ton, teaching classes and also trying new things. For about the past 6 months I have been going to a ceramics studio in the Waterloo Arts District of Cleveland. Most of my work has consisted of hand building small objects such as ring holders, platters and such. I felt I was ready for the challenge of throwing clay on the wheel.

Hahaha! It’s so not easy and frustrating……in fact it was absolutely Humbling….

 

 

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