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Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Henhouse

            The view of my henhouse 

                   "The Henhouse"
               Plein Air Oil 8" x 10"

The temperature was in the 60's today. It was windy and cloudy, looking like it could rain. It was so pleasant I couldn't resist painting.

I decided to let my girls run around while I paint the inside of their coop. I was hoping one would roost for me, but I couldn't manage to get a poser. 

Hues of November

     Plein air painting at Macgregor Park

                "Hues Of November"
               Plein Air Oil 8" x 10"

It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and the temperature was reaching as high as 50 degrees. I invited the members of the IPAPA group to come and paint with me. One member did show up, his name was John. 

John painted a barn that was in view across the highway. I picked the trail with all the colors late autumn was showing. The wind was picking up as we were getting started. It blew my panel over and it blew John's easel over also. I helped John to secure his easel better by tieing a string on one of the legs to a pole next to the easel. 

I was happy with what I painted, but John was not finished with his. He said the sun was in his eyes, and the wind was picking up strength. It was a good spot to stop for him. I can't wait to see how it turns out later. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Glimpses Of Queen Anne

        "Glimpses Of Queen Anne"
                     Oil 10" x 8"

I painted this at my friends studio in Noblesville Indiana.  

The painting is from my trip to Burkesville Kentucky seeing family. This painting is from a photo I took from a place called "Rock House Bottom". A place where my niece took us to show us a natural arch way that was carved out millions of years ago. This historical site is such a beautiful, and spiritual place. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

County Courthouse

               "County Courthouse"
                   Oil 10" x 8"

This was done at Forest Park in Noblesville. The distant view of the courthouse inspired me to paint the scene. 

I was standing in the parking lot above the golf course looking down. The sun was shining creating wonderful shadows in the snow. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Country Mart

                  "Country Mart"
                 Oil 16" x 20"

I was in Brookville Indiana in October 2014 for an IPAPA paint out. My husband and I were driving around taking photos when we notice the Country Mart tucked away from the main road. 

I liked the clouds, how they were coming in, and the light glowing on the building and tanks. My love for grain tanks goes clear back to my child hood. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Macgregor Park

                 Easel set up

                    "Macgregor Park"
                   Plein Air Oil 8" x 10"

This is one of Hamilton County's new park. I haven't been there for years. They made it easier to enter. It's located on State Road 38 and U.S. 31. 

I liked the way the path takes you back into the woods, and all the colors of autumn in the foreground. The mystery of the woods is enchanting with the grays and browns. 

I enjoyed painting this piece, I plan on going back to do more paintings. 

Mid Morning

                    "Mid Morning"
           Plein Air Oil 12" x 12"

I painted this plein air for the IPAPA members show. My painting won an Honorable Mention. I'm so grateful an honored to receive such an award.