Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Buffalo Fest Plein Air Paintout

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art held a plein air paint out in conjunction with it's Buffalo Festival this past weekend.

It turned out to be a drab, wet weekend, but I managed to get three paintings completed and turned in.
I wasn't as successful this time, but had a great time and the museum puts on a very good event.

The first day I painted at a lovely farm in eastern Daviess Co.

"Beech Tree Hill"
10"x8" oil on linen panel

That afternoon the clouds had been building up and sprinkled some rain. I kept painting and eventually the sky and sun peaked out of the clouds a little.

"Here Comes the Sun"
12"x24" oil on linen panel SOLD

The next day I waited for the rain to let up then headed downtown to try and find someplace I may be able to hide out of the rain and paint.

I decided to tackle this composition of buildings and construction equipment.

"Under Construction"
16"x12" oil on linen panel

Ohio Valley River Plein Air Paintout

Two weekends ago, the Ohio Valley Art League held a paint out in Henderson, KY. I participated and had a great time creating three pieces of work.

I won what could be called 2nd place, the Best River Scene. Best of Show went to someone else. I was very pleased to have won anything at all.

This is the award winning painting.

"Commerce Crossings"
12"x16" oil on linen panel

The second painting I did was of an abandoned railroad depot.

"No Stops Here Anymore"
12"x16" oil on panel

The third painting was of a fountain in a park downtown.

14"x11" oil on panel