Category Archives: Plein Air

Catching Up on Recent Paintings ~ Somber House

view from my back door, painted 'live'

View from my back door, painted ‘live’.  Oil on Arches Oil Paper.

I’m kind of a housebody (take after my grandmother Ceci), so I don’t often paint ‘plein air’.  While my art buddies were out painting in the hot summer sun, I decided to paint what I see out of my back door window daily.

I’m thinking that lovely blue sky is too cheerful for the mood of the painting.  What do you think??

A Second Painting for the Writers Center Exhibit

Here’s another of my paintings to be featured at the Writers Center exhibit, opening in late June.  A ‘plein air’ painting (done in the great outdoors) painted along S Street, NW, DC, in a workshop offered by Carol Rubin, another wonderful artist.

three colorful bushes on S Street, NW, DC

S Street Lollipops.  Oil on Linen Panel.


Painting/Padding the Neighbors’ Weeping Cherry Again

Beautiful Memorial Day weekend, leisurely breakfast at the kitchen table, spotting a bird flitting away from the weeping cherry next door. Just had to do a quick celebratory iPad painting of the tree — now decked out in its full greens, beautifully offset by the juicy dark shadows under the flowing branches. Have a good, peaceful and remembering weekend.


Weeping Cherry. original iPad painting.