Tuesday, May 24, 2011

“Downtown Lilacs”

Oil     6”x8”     Canvas Board

Out of all the things I could have chosen to paint today, these lilacs won because their wonderful fragrance just begged me to paint them. Nothing says “spring” like the smell of lilacs carried on the breeze.

Friday, May 20, 2011

“Courthouse Cupola”


Oil     6”x8”     Canvas Board

Our county courthouse is topped by a distinctive dome that’s very appealing to an artist. I painted this late afternoon view earlier this week, but I think I’ll go back some summer morning and try another version with the sun from the east. There’s no end to the great architecture around Fargo just waiting to be painted.

Monday, May 16, 2011

“Gray House, Gray Day”

gray house

Oil     6”x8”     Canvas Board 

Last week, our plein air painting group met in a classy, “old- Fargo” neighborhood to paint charming houses and stately elms. It rained, off and on, so I found myself caught up in the warm grays and greens and soft edges of a misty spring day.