Tuesday, July 30, 2019

#147 - Corner Coffee

12" x 16" 
Oil on canvas panel

Been working on this one for a while; more detail than I usually paint. Under the awning and thru that door is my favorite new coffee spot in my hometown, Cesaroni's Cafe and Deli. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

#146 - Pleasant Valley Afternoon

9" x 12" oil on canvas panel
Plein Air

I got out to the Pleasant Valley Conservation Area on a beautiful afternoon recently with my plein air rig. The mosquitos were bad so I painted quickly, which turned out to be a good thing!

Friday, July 5, 2019

#145 - Fair-Weather

14" x 11" Oil on panel

The rain in northern Illinois has been epic this spring and summer. It rains every day and everyone yearn for the days when the sun shines uninterrupted. I grabbed my camera during one recent clearing spell and drove out into the county and was drawn to this scene with the backlit clouds and reflective puddles.