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Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Train Depot

                "The Train Depot"
    Carmel On Canvas Plein Air Event
                      Oil 8" x 10" 

     My easel set up early on a Saturday  morning. 

I was attracted to the light hitting the building and the cool shadows. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Wicker Chair

             "The Wicker Chair"
                    Oil Plein Air
                        8" x 8"

I picked this subject, because of the look of the old siding on the house. Then I saw the wicker chair. The sunlight was shinning through the tree creating wonderful shadows and light. 

If interested in the purchase of this piece contact me at: sondrasart@yahoo.com

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quiet Morning On The River

    "Quiet Morning On The River"
                  Oil Plein Air
                         8" x 10" 

I painted this by the steps next to the river at Potter's Bridge. It was quiet along the river that morning. The water was calm, and in the background was the sounds of birds singing. 

When I was have way through, there were three men and a three year old little boy getting ready to go kayaking. It was amazing to me that the dad of the little boy gave his son a kayak of his own to paddle down stream. Of course the dad had his son's kayak tied to his, so nothing would go wrong. I thought that's a lot of trust, and a great way to teach your child how to be independent later. 

I also met a photographer who lived and had a studio in the same town as me. It sure is a small world. She asked if she could take my a photo of me painting the river, for a contest she was entering. I hope she wins! 

There always seems to be something interesting going on around me when I am plein air painting. Life never seems to be boring. 

Hay Bales

                    "Hay Bales"
             Oil Plein Air 6" x 6"

This is on Cumberland road in Noblesville Indiana. I liked the shadows on the ground and the hay bales. Simple painting, I enjoyed this one. 

If interested in purchasing this painting contact me at: sondrasart@yahoo.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Back Alley

                 "The Back Alley"
                      Oil Plein Air
                         6" x 3.5"

This was painted in Noblesville Indiana along 9Th Street in the downtown area. It was still wet from the rain earlier in the morning. 

If interested in the purchase of this painting contact me at: sondrasart@yahoo.com