Friday, September 30, 2016

The Pond at Ames Crossing

#stradaeasel, Day 30,
The Pond at Ames Crossing
8" x 10" 
Oil on linen panel 
Over the last month I have been involved with a painting challenge 30 painting in 30 days all Plein Air. 
The painters who participated ,shared their paintings to Strada easel on Face Book every day in September are entered into a drawing to win one of 5 new Strada Easels. 
The paintings didnt have to be finished but did need to have a goal for growth as a painter. 
I had several different goals. 
Over the last nine months I haven't painted as much as I would usually.
My first goal was to paint more frequently.
 My second goal was to  identify my subject and achieve my laying in a timely manner so that I could move through the painting more efficiently.
 My third goal was to stay with my original intention what made me want to paint  the painting in the first place. 
I feel I've learned a great deal over month. I hope to win the easel.But  if I don't  I have won as a painter just by doing this process. 
It has help move me forward in my work.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Last of the roses

#stradaeasel.  Day 28, Last of the Roses,
It's been very windy. Today I painted in the backyard, to be sheltered from the wind. I painted the the last of the roses, 5" x 7" , oil on linen panel.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Autumn Color Study

NN#stradaeasel,Day 24,
Autumn Landscape Study with limited palette reds and greens.
                                                    5" x 7".  Oil on linen panel

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Day , 13 
                                          6" x 6" , oil on panel

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Barn and Hens

This was painted during the Duluth Plein Air in July. I was pleased to learn it sold during the show.
Barn and Hens
9" x 12"; oil on linen panel;

Monday, September 12, 2016

Back of the Barn

#stradaeasel, Day 12, 
 This small scene caught my eye. I thought it would make a nice painting. 
Back of the Barn

Oil on panel

Sunday, September 04, 2016


#stradaeasel, Day 4  of the 30 day plein air painting challenge.

6" x 8"
Oil on birch panel 
Painted Plein Air.