Monday, September 07, 2015

Labor Day Plein Air - Near Gambier

My friend Wendy, invited some of  us up to her place for a late lunch, then plein air! It was a blistering hot day, so we sought out a place in the shade. We found this great view just outside of Gambier. We all were intrigued by the colorful changing corn field beyond the fence row.

And today was the first Ohio State Football (the "Buckeyes") game of the year, so luck had it we were painting under a buckeye tree so included this in our view!
 This new easel is working out great! I painted on another Richeson gesso board, which are working really well for me. Process shots below:

 Here's the finished painting
Early Fall, 8x10, oil on panel

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Saturday Plein Air -Worthington

Today we painted near Worthington High School along the bike path. I love Sycamore trees, and painted this one in the past, late winter, in pastel. This is the first time in summer.

I recently sold my Soltek easel and was lucky to find a new Strada easel on eBay! This was my first time out with it. I really liked it and loved the slick white plexiglass palette area.

Here's my view, and of course, the shadows moved quite a bit.

Process shots

I was able to use my Art Cocoon panel holders with this easel. Makes it less messy to transport a wet painting home!


Summer Sycamore, 8x10, oil on Richeson gesso board, gray toned.