Fox River/Lieutenant River

"Fox River/Lieutenant River"
12" x 12"
Oil on canvas panel
I saw this image in a stack of photos and flipped it over to see the words "Fox River, East Troy, Wisconsin.  I needed to paint it.  It looks just like my favorite place in Old Lyme, Connecticut on the Lieutenant River where the American Impressionists painted in Florence Griswold's back yard.   

This painting was painted very quickly. I blocked in the various sections, established my sky, water and land masses. I know this place... well one of them, anyway, and I love it there. Painting it was like going on a trip.

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Thank you so much for looking today.

Island Flowers

"End of the Season"
8" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas panel
At the end of the street in an industrial park was this island of wildflowers. They were all indigenous to my zip code, and made for a nifty plein air experience. 

I like to use acrylic when I paint outdoors. It keeps my decision-making snappy and the art fresh.  There's no time for lingering thoughts as the light changes, or the wind picks up. And if the paint gets crusty, well that's all the more fun!

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