Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Studio Work

Belted Galloway II, pastel, 6x6, $225. framed
I painted these two small paintings, to get a feeling for these Scottish cows that I saw in Maine. I may develop one of them into a larger studio painting.
Belted Galloway, pastel, 6x6, $225. framed
Dunes and Porter Creek, oil, 24x24, $2300. framed
I am going to enter this one in an upcoming juried competition.

Lilies in the Garden, oil, 36x24, $3250. gold frame
Now at Grand Gallery in Ada, MI. This painting is part of the group exhibit, "In Harmony". The artist reception is May 11, 2012, from 5:00-8:00pm.

Parrot Tulips, oil, 16x12, $995. gold frame
Also at Grand Gallery for the May Exhibit.

Woodland Trilliums, oil, 12x12, $950. framed
This piece and my group of work for Treeline Gallery, in Suttons Bay,  will be hung next week. The official opening is May 21, though the gallery will be open by appointment. See my web site "Gallery" page for more information on Treeline Gallery. Or click on the Gallery link from this blog!
The next post will highlight more new work for the Treeline Gallery.

Thank you for viewing my work!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Orchard Blossoms

A Farmer's Orchard, oil, plein air, 11x14

Old Pear Orchard, oil, plein air, 12x16
This is the scene for The Farmer's Orchard painting. I think these are apple trees...but I may be wrong because they were in blossom before the large orchards of apple trees across the street. Of all the years I have been painting in this area, I have never painted this viewpoint with the barn behind the trees. I like it.
A photo of the easel and orchard in the background.
The blossoms were just coming out full force last week. The twisted old pear trees are about 60 years old and I return to this orchard every spring to paint.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Early April plein air

Brechting Barn, oil on linen panel, 6x8, $100. uf
On a nice evening, I had several hours to paint near 4 Mile, west of Alpine. I decided on the Brechting Barn. My girlfriend from middle school lived here and now her brother owns the farm. The barn is very tall and has a rounded roof style. The sun was setting quickly and the light was a warm rose color, giving the gray barn a reddish glow.

Plum Orchard, oil on linen panel, 12x16, $500. uf
Again this year the plum trees were the first to bloom and I again painted at the Chase farm. This time, the light was different with a late afternoon sun.

Warm Spring Day, oil, 9x12, $350. uf
Another warm morning and I was off to paint at a nearby farm. The cows were great, though always moving. Last summer I painted here, see the painting "Farmyard Conversation" on the Oils page of the website, Kalinowski Fine Art.

I am offering these plein air works at a lower price, unframed. Call or e-mail if you are interested in owning one of these new paintings.
Thanks for viewing my artwork!