Thursday, September 30, 2010

Historic building -Ghost letters

"Old Elkton Cash Grocery"
Oil on 10" X 8" stretched canvas

This building now houses the State Farm Insurance Agency of Elkton KY. This painting was done at the Todd County Welcome Center looking across the street on the north side of the square. Finishing touches added later. Available at the Harvest Fest this Saturday in Elkton.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hen Party!

I have been known to get a little quirky sometimes and this is one of them. My daughter's and my chickens used to have "conversations" back and forth between KY and PA ..........
Seriously! ........... ;-)
This painting is the result....

Can't you just see them yakking back and forth??
I think the black one is a little put out because she has not produced any eggs to set yet.
"Hen Party"

The frames were 2 doors I had taken off of an old kitchen cupboard top that I then used for my nesting boxes. Hubby rabbited the doors and cut my canvases to fit. This painting will be one of the several I will have at the Harvest Fest this coming weekend on Saturday, Oct 2, at Todd County (Elkton) Kentucky and will be for sale there.

Thanks for viewing. I welcome your comments.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Soybean Harvest .... after dark

" Soybean Harvest at Night"
Oil on 8" x 10" canvas panel
Our soybeans were being harvested yesterday. It went on all afternoon and evening, and into the night. The harvesting process sure creates alot of dust! The small field on the right was the last to be done. The truck on the far side of the big tree was waiting to have beans loaded into it. You could see the headlights and reflections through the dust. There was a huge harvest moon shining and I thought the scene very beautiful and needed to be painted!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Days of Autumn

Our visit to a Mennonite farm a couple evenings ago inspired the idea for this painting. It was the perfect end to a beautiful sunny day. The air was growing cooler as the rush of the work day was winding down.

"Days of Autumn"
Oil on 10"x 8" panel
The old broom leaning against the porch wall near a bench where they remove their boots before entering the house, seemed to be saying it was ready for it's fall job of sweeping the leaves.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I am having WAY too much fun (Puppy Portrait)

This is my SIL's puppy that I have been going to paint for some time. I have never tried this type of background before. It just kind of came about on its own....
sorry for the glare , it is still wet.
Eventually I will be getting back to "The Water-hole".....