Monday, April 26, 2010


We did not get to paint out today.  We had a cold front move through in the early afternoon with wind and light rain, temps dropped into the fifties.  So we moved to the gallery and painted from photos.

I took a  photo of this scene the last time I visited the Art  Barn in Valparaiso.   I have good friends who teach workshops there and some of us drove to this area not too far from away.  It was a breezy, warm day and I have great memories of the time spent there.

11x14, oil on canvas board

Sunday, April 25, 2010


We had a great day at Woodward Park, a bit windy but everyone was prepared for that.  There were plenty of scenes to choose from and for several reasons we chose this one.  We had many onlookers and a few of the many "fun" things about painting in a public place.

It was the first time for this group to plein air and they aced it.  People watching did not faze them, nor did picking the scene, and eliminating extraneous material to get the design they wanted.
What a group!!


Friday, April 23, 2010


Today was one of those rare spring days when most things are perfect, especially my walk through the azaleas.   The plan for the class to paint at Woodward last week were dampened by showers and threats of storms.  So, we are going to try again tomorrow.   Showers are again in the forecast but we are hoping for sun anyway.

I am posting a few photos that I particularly like from today.......too good not to share.

Friday, April 16, 2010


The azaleas and dogwoods are particularly spectacular this year, partially due to the wet and snowy winter we did not enjoy.

I have scheduled a paint out there with my class for tomorrow but rain is in the forecast for later today and tomorrow so it may not happen.

8x10, oil on canvas board.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I drove south of Sapulpa on old 75 to Okmulgee Lake and Dripping Springs Lake and returning home found this  little stream beside the road.

It is another of those small streams that you find after snow melt and/or generous amounts of rain.   The woods are green and fresh, the trees that flower are doing exactly that and you see redbud and dogwood here and there........such friendly little trees.

It is a lovely time of year and I will remember it when August arrives.

oil/canvas board

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


We are all so happy to finally have some warm spring weather.   We are very appreciative after what seems an overly long and dreary winter. 

Visiting this park is one of the rites of spring in this part of Oklahoma.

Wonderful Woodward Park occupies the corner of 21st and Utica Avenue in Tulsa.  Next door south is the Tulsa Garden Center with its marvelous rose garden and on the southeast corner is the Linnaeus Garden.  All go to make up Tulsa's Eden.

People flock hereto see the azaleas, the pink and white dogwoods, and the colorful tulips, all in a semi-wooded setting.

We painted one of these scenes in my classes this week.   We are practicing for a plein air session on a Saturday.  It will be the first time some will paint outside.