Friday, May 19, 2017

Hassan Farmstead

I had planned to meet a friend to paint, but the forecast overcast and cool ( for May 19) kept my friend indoors.I almost didn't go out to paint. Than I remembered a place I've wanted to paint for a long time. The remains of an old farmstead north of the Twin Cities in Hassan Minnesota. I was dressed for fall weather even though the calander said May 19,2017. Glad I did , painted 2/12 hour gotvery cold. The wind picked up blew the easel  over twice ..I knew it was time to go.
Today's effort. 
Hassan Farm 
11"x14"
Oil on panel 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rambling Rose and crab apple tree

With rain in the forecast this morning I chose to stay home and paint in the backyard. The crabapples are in bloom in the blossoms fade quickly.
Rambling Rose in crabapple tree
8" x 10" 
Oil on panel

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Apple Trees at Parley Lake

Today was a 10 for weather sunny, light winds and no mosquitoes. I headed out to Parley Lake  to paint the apple trees. I was very lucky they were in full bloom. Glorious morning to be a painting.
Apple Trees at Parely Lake 
11" x 14" 
Oil on panel