Sunday, October 25, 2015

#52 - Harvest Time

8" x 8"
Oil on Canvas Panel - Plein Air

Another beautiful Sunday morning in nothern Illinois. I was out driving and enjoying beautiful autumn colors and came up over a ridge. Down below sat a busy steel blue grain elevator; a nice contrast to the warm earth tomes of the surrounding fields. I thoroughly enjoyed myself with a good vantage point, a couple free hours and a cup of coffee. A great morning.

#51 - Omi's Garden

8" x 10"
Oil on canvas panel

We spent another memorable 4th of July in Arcadia Michigan with our son's girlfriend's family. They are a big close-knit family and own two homes next to each other on a tree lined street with classic midwestern frame homes. Last year I painted our host's house and this year I hoped to get a good shot of the grandparent's house to paint from. Omi and Grandpa are just amazing; she cooks and he grills and with their easy conversation and hospitality they both made us feel like part of the family.