Tuesday, April 4, 2017

#93 - Sunrise Farm

24" x 12" Oil on gessobord

I pass this farm on my way to work and one sunny morning I stopped to take a picture.

Monday, March 6, 2017

#92 - Illinois Grassland

8" x 10" Oil on canvas panel
Plein Air

I finally got out to paint this past weekend, first time in a long time. It was a beautiful early spring day with an awesome blue sky.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

#91 - Road Trip from a Hotel Window

11" x 14" Oil on canvas panel

We were driving thru middle America last summer and I snapped this sunset from our hotel window.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

#90 - Two Silos

9" x 12" Oil on canvas

I was driving around looking for something to paint and came across this barn flanked by two silos. I liked the long shadows and late afternoon sunlight.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

#89 - Vintage Pickup

9" x 12" Oil on canvas panel

Up north last summer I came across this Ford pickup sitting in the sun. Never painted a whole vehicle as a single focal point before and it was more challenging than I expected.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

#88 - Thaw

11x14 Oil on gessobord

A warm spell in northern Illinois means some cool puddles.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

#87 - Backroads

11" x 14" Oil on gessobord

I was out driving late autumn in the backroads of northern Illinois and came across this scene. I liked the way the telephone poles and wires act like a gateway into the scene ahead, and I liked the warm colors of the harvested fields with the cool green grass bordering the cinder road.