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ART GALLERY – March 2017

Welcome to my Art Gallery!

In this presentation I would like to show the selected picture first and hope you could guess where the scene came from.  Of course, you would have to know Gov Island well and Indian Lake, Ohio.  But try it anyway.  Otherwise you will have to enjoy the picture first and then read presentation.

First selection:

If you have ever eaten at Indian Lake eventually you would encounter this Red Chair.  It is black ink drawing and colored with pastel pencils.  Every ones loves to eat at “Indian Head” road side cafe, and you will encounter this chair at the entrance of the establishment.  They have a great menu, but the different beers are what really attract everyone.  Rather than fill in the background, I decided to pain the shadow with purple.  After all, the emphasis is on the red chair.

Second Selection:

The Wooden Bench, is black ink and colored with watercolors.  This bench is called the Deinhoffer bench, named after the late brother who used to reside at Governor’s Island.  Usually it sits in front of the Guest House on the lawn facing the Wind Turbines.  Despite its solid structure, the wind here has been strong enough to blow it over twice!

Third Selection:

The Yellow Bench near the Kiosk, is a favorite for those who like to fish off the very front of the property.  The brothers were known to have peer on tap in the kiosk, otherwise how could they continually have their glasses refreshed without ever going inside the main house?  This bench is my early attempt at oil painting.  With the new water-soluble oils that have come out, I couldn’t resist trying them.  I like them!  The canvas is framed with driftwood that regularly washes up onto our shores.  Great wood for framing!

Fourth Selection:

The Yellow Gas Lantern, actually it is an electric lantern with gas outlets for hooking up our gas grills!  Not only to the brothers not have to go to the house for a refill, but the grill has a gas hookup that attaches to either side of this lantern!  Another black ink drawing and watercolor.  If you are very astute, you can just make out my face in the reflection off the glass picture.

Final Selection:

The areas famous Beckham Bridge looking up the hill where the road leads back to Bud’s Marine.  This piece is another black ink drawing colored with pastel pencils.  It is healthy bike ride from Gov Island, about 7 miles.  I have drawn this picture several times, and this actual drawing I found recently in my sketch book and decided to color it in.

I hope you have enjoyed my pictures.  Please come again next month.

Thank You for your time and visit!

 

 

 

ART GALLERY – June 2016

!Welcome to my Art Gallery!

Here you will find a sample of my latest paintings, some of which are entered in early 2016 showing at the Mount St. John’s Art Gallery in Dayton, Ohio, on Patterson Road.   My paintings are in oil, acrylic and watercolor.  The topics vary but mostly I love to paint and draw flowers, buildings old and new, and outdoors.  hope you will enjoy them.

The paintings were photographed with a digital SONY Cyber-Shot DSC-W800.   I am quite pleased with the results of this camera, since digital photos are much closer to the original drawing.  Feel free to write your comments, since I will be interested in knowing what is you favorite.

The first selection is called Yellow Snapdragon.  I used bright acrylic colors on a black canvas, which makes the colors more richer and deeper.  I feel more comfortable with acrylics now, which means I can make them do what I want.  This painting was finished in one sitting, drawn from a photo.  The flowers were in a flooded field or marsh land, but I am not sure if that is their natural habitat.  The flat black frame seems to enhance the picture!

Yellow Snapdragan
Yellow Snapdragon

The second selection is called Water Lily in Driftwood Frame.   Driftwood is a constant gift to our island, and once dried out they make great frames!  This particular painting was done in acrylics from a photo.  The subject is always a favorite of mine, and can’t get enough of them.  I felt the frame was best if I didn’t miter the corners but overlap the boards so that the painted overlap of the canvas, top and bottom, would show.

Water Lilies with Driftwood Frame
Water Lily in Driftwood Frame

 

My third selection is called Luna Moth.  What a beautiful subject, and so many varieties of this species!  The composition was in oil!  This us usually not my favorite medium, but other mediums I have tried just did not work as well.  Painted on a black canvas, the oils worked nicely.  The Driftwood Frame was made a little wider than the picture to that the painted overlap of the canvas would show.

Luna Moth
Luna Moth

My fourth selection is called a Yellow Butterfly in a Black Frame.  This composition was done in acrylics with a little more attention on the background.  The picture looks more striking at a distance.  The violet flowers, which were in the original photo, are a wonderful complement to the color yellow!  The stark black frame wonderfully highlights the composition.

Yellow Butterfly in Black Frame
Yellow Butterfly in Black Frame

My last selection is called A Blue Iris in a grey frame.  The painting is done in acrylics with attention to the complement of almost blue-violet color of the flower.  Yellow background was them my choice, even though the complement of blue is the color orange.  The painting was done from a photo taken at our home.  I am surprised at the compatibility of the grey frame with the colors of the subject.

Blue Iris
Blue Iris

 

Thanks You for visiting my Gallery. 

Hope you enjoyed the paintings!

ART GALLERY – April 2016

!Welcome to my Art Gallery!

Here you will find a sample of my latest paintings, some of which will be entered in early spring 2016 showing at the Mount St. John’s Art Gallery in Dayton, Ohio.   My paintings are in oil, acrylic and watercolor.  The topics vary but mostly I love to paint and draw flowers, buildings old and new, and outdoors.  hope you will enjoy them.

The paintings were photographed with a digital SONY Cyber-Shot DSC-W800.   I am quite pleased with the results of this camera, since digital photos are much closer to the original drawing.  Feel free to write your comments on the drawings, since I will be interested in knowing what is you favorite drawing.

The First Selection  is called “The House with The Red Door, drawn with ink on paper and pastel pencils.  I love drawing old houses, especially this one with character.  I guess it is the lines in the building that capture my attention and almost hypnotize me as sketch out the patterns of each unique building.  Notice that I used lines for shading in this sketch.

Building with Red Door
Building with Red Door

 

The second selection is called “Penguins on Parade“, of no return, as you can see.  What captured my attention for this picture is the open frozen wasteland and how the penguins were committed once they reached a certain point on the ice!  This picture was drawn with acrylics on canvas with a hand crafted frame painted with flat black.

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Penguins on Parade

The third selection I called “My Summer Home“.  This painting was done in oils at my class in Lakeview on Indian Lake, Ohio.  It turned out wonderful, but note the handcrafted frame using drift wood.  At least one free item that washes up on our shores are drift wood boards that I use for framing my pictures.

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Summer Dream Home

The fourth composition is called my “van Gogh Hand Pumpacrylic painting of a photo I took out in our back yard of this old pump.  I didn’t like the original painting that I did and had decided to paint over it, but at the last minute painted over it in this style.  My art teacher said it was a vast improvement.  The frame was hand crafted and painted black with gloss.

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Hand Pump

 

The last selection is called “Imaginings“.  It is my attempt at impressionistic painting.  I rather like it, but it is much better in the handcrafted driftwood frame!

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Imaginings

 

THANK YOU!

Hope you enjoyed the drawings.