Eleanor's Barn
Eleanor's Barn

Inspiration for Eleanor’s Barn came during a mid-afternoon walk past the old barn that stood behind artist Eleanor Finch’s 1904 cottage Southwest Ohio where we lived for a decade and a half. Eleanor loved flowers, so I added one of her favorites - a splash of red to remind me of her colorful personality.

OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY JURIED SELECTION

Egg tempera on clayboard

16" x 20"

The Vacant Chair
The Vacant Chair

Egg tempera on Bristol board

16" x 20"

"Morning Light"
"Morning Light"

Watercolor on Hot-press paper

13" x 19.5"

Staff members in the district I used to lead are presented with a print of a one room schoolhouse at a retirement reception held in their honor. Coming from  multi-generational family of educators, I love this opportunity to honor the wonderful people who serve our community. This is the 2016 version. Others are scattered throughout the gallery.

Calico Corn
Calico Corn

Dry Brush watercolor

KENTUCKY WATERCOLOR SOCIETY JURIED SELECTION

15" x 20"

"Calico Corn" draws from many inspirational sources. The barn door and bushel baskets belonged to my wife's maternal grandfather, and the wagon seat's from "Asa's Wagon," another painting on this site. 

The corn fed the birds and squirrels when I finished the painting.

 

 

"Pears on Sill"
"Pears on Sill"

OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY JURIED SELECTION

Egg tempera on Clayboard

16" x 20"

This piece has many of the things I love to paint - weathered wood and brick, cracked and peeling paint, broken glass, and one of my favorite fruits.

Waiting for Spring (detail)
Waiting for Spring (detail)

Egg Tempera on clayboard

16" x 20"

Bud's Barrow
Bud's Barrow

16" x 20" egg tempera on clayboard

"Slim Pickin's"
"Slim Pickin's"

Egg Tempera on Clayboard

12" x 19.5"

I stumbled upon this abandoned farm when I turned down the wrong road en route to my daughter's select band rehearsal early one Saturday morning in early March. The vacant homestead now serves as grazing land for pigs from a nearby farm.

Cooper's Ware
Cooper's Ware

Egg Tempera on Clayboard

8" x 10"

Junk Bucket
Junk Bucket

Collection of the artist - NFS

Dry brush watercolor 

9.5" x 21.5"

Hands to Work
Hands to Work

Dry brush watercolor

OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY JURIED SELECTION

16" x 20"

Yesterday's News
Yesterday's News

Dry brush watercolor

14.75" x 21.75"

Gone to Seed
Gone to Seed

Watercolor and Gouache on hot-pressed paper

12.5" x 19.5"

Looking Out
Looking Out

Dry brush watercolor

15" x 20"

SOLD

Into November
Into November

Watercolor and Gouache on hot-pressed paper

13" x 20"

SOLD

Crazy Quilt
Crazy Quilt

Watercolor

10" x 12"

Sold

Last Spring
Last Spring

Dry Brush watercolor

16.25" x 22"

Wash Day
Wash Day

Watercolor

13.75" x 18.75"

SOLD

Margaret's Marigolds
Margaret's Marigolds

Dry Brush watercolor

(As seen on Painting with the Masters, Season 1)

8.5" x 10.5

Almost Gone
Almost Gone

Watercolor

13.5" x 22"

Nanny Goat Hill
Nanny Goat Hill

Dry brush watercolor

13.5" x 20"

Asa's Wagon
Asa's Wagon

Dry Brush watercolor

12.75" x 19.75"

Summer Beckons
Summer Beckons

Dry Brush watercolor

12.5" x 21"

Edge of Summer
Edge of Summer

Dry Brush watercolor

14" x 18.75"

SOLD

Shades of Blue
Shades of Blue

Dry Brush watercolor

14" x 18.75"

 

Ready to Ride
Ready to Ride

Dry Brush watercolor

17" x 25.5"

NFS

December Light
December Light

Watercolor

12.5" x 22"

NFS

November Morning
November Morning

watercolor and gouache study

10" x 12"

SOLD

 

Christmas Break
Christmas Break

Dry Brush watercolor

13.5" x 20"

SOLD

Slowly Falling
Slowly Falling

Watercolor

12" x 18"

Ending October
Ending October

Dry Brush watercolor

15" x 21"

Campobello Light
Campobello Light

Watercolor

10" x 14"

SOLD

A Splash of Red
A Splash of Red

Dry Brush watercolor

14.75" x 20"

Behind the Barn
Behind the Barn

Dry Brush watercolor

(As seen on "Painting with the Masters, Season 3)

13.75" x 22"

Black-eyed Susans
Black-eyed Susans

Dry Brush watercolor

13.75" x 18.75"

Ohio Star
Ohio Star

Watercolor

8.5" x 16.5"

Memorial Day
Memorial Day

Watercolor

9.5" x 13.5"

Afternoon Light
Afternoon Light

Dry Brush watercolor

14" x 18.75"

Basket and Bittersweet
Basket and Bittersweet

Dry Brush watercolor

13.5" x 22"

SOLD

Blue Granite
Blue Granite

Dry Brush watercolor

10" x 15"

SOLD

Blue Bucket
Blue Bucket

Dry Brush watercolor

14" x 22"

SOLD

Past Reflections
Past Reflections

Watercolor

18.75" x 27"

Near Kidron
Near Kidron

Dry Brush watercolor

10.5" x 18.5"

Oliver's Implements
Oliver's Implements

Dry Brush watercolor

13.5" x 20"

SOLD

Summer Kitchen
Summer Kitchen

Watercolor

13.75" x 18.75"

SOLD

Early Riser
Early Riser

Watercolor

18" x 27"

NFS

Basket Beyond
Basket Beyond

Watercolor

13.5" x 22"

SOLD

Early April
Early April

Dry Brush watercolor

13" x 19"

Bucket and Blade
Bucket and Blade

Watercolor

(As seen on Painting with the Masters, Season 2)

 

SOLD

21" x 27"

First Day
First Day

Watercolor

22" x 30"

SOLD

A Wintry Mix
A Wintry Mix

Watercolor

13.5" x 18.75"

Early Retirement
Early Retirement

Watercolor

13" x 18.75"

"Watch Cat"
"Watch Cat"

Watercolor

12.75" x 20"

Morning Walk, Pleasant Hill
Morning Walk, Pleasant Hill

Watercolor on Arches #300/Rough

12.5" x 22"

"Gone to Town"
"Gone to Town"

Watercolor

14" x 39"

SOLD

Murphin Ridge
Murphin Ridge

Watercolor

12.5" x  29"

SOLD

"White Oak Creek"
"White Oak Creek"

Watercolor

13" x 20"

SOLD

Cade"s Cove (plein air study)
Cade"s Cove (plein air study)

Watercolor

@ 6" x 9"

SOLD

"Snow Fence"
"Snow Fence"

Watercolor on Illustration board

10+ x 14"

"Snow Fence" was a demonstration piece completed in three hours for CultureWorks, a Dayton, Ohio arts advocacy non-profit. The work was auctioned, with proceeds going to support other cultural arts events in the Miami Valley.

"February Morning"
"February Morning"

Watercolor on illustration board

10" x 14"

 

"February Morning" was a two-hour demonstration painting done as a live event for the kick-off of the CultureWorks campaign at a hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  The finished piece was auctioned, with proceeds going to support arts activities throughout the Miami Valley.

SOLD

Late December
Late December

Watercolor on paper

8.5' x 11'

SOLD

Tater Ridge
Tater Ridge

Watercolor on illustration board

8.25' x 14"

West of Wheeling
West of Wheeling

Watercolor on hot-pressed paper

10.5" x15.75

"Black Barn"
"Black Barn"

Watercolor on hot-pressed plate-finish paper

12' x 14"

 

Honey Locust
Honey Locust

Watercolor on illustration board

8.5" x 12"

Sanibel Light
Sanibel Light

Plein air watercolor on paper

6" x 8"

In the Pines
In the Pines

Watercolor on hot-pressed paper

9" x 12.5"

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Heavy Snow
Heavy Snow

Watercolor study on paper

5" x 8"

In the Pines
In the Pines

Watercolor

8.5' x 12.s inches

Eleanor's Barn
The Vacant Chair
"Morning Light"
Calico Corn
"Pears on Sill"
Waiting for Spring (detail)
Bud's Barrow
"Slim Pickin's"
Cooper's Ware
Junk Bucket
Hands to Work
Yesterday's News
Gone to Seed
Looking Out
Into November
Crazy Quilt
Last Spring
Wash Day
Margaret's Marigolds
Almost Gone
Nanny Goat Hill
Asa's Wagon
Summer Beckons
Edge of Summer
Shades of Blue
Ready to Ride
December Light
November Morning
Christmas Break
Slowly Falling
Ending October
Campobello Light
A Splash of Red
Behind the Barn
Black-eyed Susans
Ohio Star
Memorial Day
Afternoon Light
Basket and Bittersweet
Blue Granite
Blue Bucket
Past Reflections
Near Kidron
Oliver's Implements
Summer Kitchen
Early Riser
Basket Beyond
Early April
Bucket and Blade
First Day
A Wintry Mix
Early Retirement
"Watch Cat"
Morning Walk, Pleasant Hill
"Gone to Town"
Murphin Ridge
"White Oak Creek"
Cade"s Cove (plein air study)
"Snow Fence"
"February Morning"
Late December
Tater Ridge
West of Wheeling
"Black Barn"
Honey Locust
Sanibel Light
In the Pines
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Heavy Snow
In the Pines
Eleanor's Barn

Inspiration for Eleanor’s Barn came during a mid-afternoon walk past the old barn that stood behind artist Eleanor Finch’s 1904 cottage Southwest Ohio where we lived for a decade and a half. Eleanor loved flowers, so I added one of her favorites - a splash of red to remind me of her colorful personality.

OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY JURIED SELECTION

Egg tempera on clayboard

16" x 20"

The Vacant Chair

Egg tempera on Bristol board

16" x 20"

"Morning Light"

Watercolor on Hot-press paper

13" x 19.5"

Staff members in the district I used to lead are presented with a print of a one room schoolhouse at a retirement reception held in their honor. Coming from  multi-generational family of educators, I love this opportunity to honor the wonderful people who serve our community. This is the 2016 version. Others are scattered throughout the gallery.

Calico Corn

Dry Brush watercolor

KENTUCKY WATERCOLOR SOCIETY JURIED SELECTION

15" x 20"

"Calico Corn" draws from many inspirational sources. The barn door and bushel baskets belonged to my wife's maternal grandfather, and the wagon seat's from "Asa's Wagon," another painting on this site. 

The corn fed the birds and squirrels when I finished the painting.

 

 

"Pears on Sill"

OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY JURIED SELECTION

Egg tempera on Clayboard

16" x 20"

This piece has many of the things I love to paint - weathered wood and brick, cracked and peeling paint, broken glass, and one of my favorite fruits.

Waiting for Spring (detail)

Egg Tempera on clayboard

16" x 20"

Bud's Barrow

16" x 20" egg tempera on clayboard

"Slim Pickin's"

Egg Tempera on Clayboard

12" x 19.5"

I stumbled upon this abandoned farm when I turned down the wrong road en route to my daughter's select band rehearsal early one Saturday morning in early March. The vacant homestead now serves as grazing land for pigs from a nearby farm.

Cooper's Ware

Egg Tempera on Clayboard

8" x 10"

Junk Bucket

Collection of the artist - NFS

Dry brush watercolor 

9.5" x 21.5"

Hands to Work

Dry brush watercolor

OHIO WATERCOLOR SOCIETY JURIED SELECTION

16" x 20"

Yesterday's News

Dry brush watercolor

14.75" x 21.75"

Gone to Seed

Watercolor and Gouache on hot-pressed paper

12.5" x 19.5"

Looking Out

Dry brush watercolor

15" x 20"

SOLD

Into November

Watercolor and Gouache on hot-pressed paper

13" x 20"

SOLD

Crazy Quilt

Watercolor

10" x 12"

Sold

Last Spring

Dry Brush watercolor

16.25" x 22"

Wash Day

Watercolor

13.75" x 18.75"

SOLD

Margaret's Marigolds

Dry Brush watercolor

(As seen on Painting with the Masters, Season 1)

8.5" x 10.5

Almost Gone

Watercolor

13.5" x 22"

Nanny Goat Hill

Dry brush watercolor

13.5" x 20"

Asa's Wagon

Dry Brush watercolor

12.75" x 19.75"

Summer Beckons

Dry Brush watercolor

12.5" x 21"

Edge of Summer

Dry Brush watercolor

14" x 18.75"

SOLD

Shades of Blue

Dry Brush watercolor

14" x 18.75"

 

Ready to Ride

Dry Brush watercolor

17" x 25.5"

NFS

December Light

Watercolor

12.5" x 22"

NFS

November Morning

watercolor and gouache study

10" x 12"

SOLD

 

Christmas Break

Dry Brush watercolor

13.5" x 20"

SOLD

Slowly Falling

Watercolor

12" x 18"

Ending October

Dry Brush watercolor

15" x 21"

Campobello Light

Watercolor

10" x 14"

SOLD

A Splash of Red

Dry Brush watercolor

14.75" x 20"

Behind the Barn

Dry Brush watercolor

(As seen on "Painting with the Masters, Season 3)

13.75" x 22"

Black-eyed Susans

Dry Brush watercolor

13.75" x 18.75"

Ohio Star

Watercolor

8.5" x 16.5"

Memorial Day

Watercolor

9.5" x 13.5"

Afternoon Light

Dry Brush watercolor

14" x 18.75"

Basket and Bittersweet

Dry Brush watercolor

13.5" x 22"

SOLD

Blue Granite

Dry Brush watercolor

10" x 15"

SOLD

Blue Bucket

Dry Brush watercolor

14" x 22"

SOLD

Past Reflections

Watercolor

18.75" x 27"

Near Kidron

Dry Brush watercolor

10.5" x 18.5"

Oliver's Implements

Dry Brush watercolor

13.5" x 20"

SOLD

Summer Kitchen

Watercolor

13.75" x 18.75"

SOLD

Early Riser

Watercolor

18" x 27"

NFS

Basket Beyond

Watercolor

13.5" x 22"

SOLD

Early April

Dry Brush watercolor

13" x 19"

Bucket and Blade

Watercolor

(As seen on Painting with the Masters, Season 2)

 

SOLD

21" x 27"

First Day

Watercolor

22" x 30"

SOLD

A Wintry Mix

Watercolor

13.5" x 18.75"

Early Retirement

Watercolor

13" x 18.75"

"Watch Cat"

Watercolor

12.75" x 20"

Morning Walk, Pleasant Hill

Watercolor on Arches #300/Rough

12.5" x 22"

"Gone to Town"

Watercolor

14" x 39"

SOLD

Murphin Ridge

Watercolor

12.5" x  29"

SOLD

"White Oak Creek"

Watercolor

13" x 20"

SOLD

Cade"s Cove (plein air study)

Watercolor

@ 6" x 9"

SOLD

"Snow Fence"

Watercolor on Illustration board

10+ x 14"

"Snow Fence" was a demonstration piece completed in three hours for CultureWorks, a Dayton, Ohio arts advocacy non-profit. The work was auctioned, with proceeds going to support other cultural arts events in the Miami Valley.

"February Morning"

Watercolor on illustration board

10" x 14"

 

"February Morning" was a two-hour demonstration painting done as a live event for the kick-off of the CultureWorks campaign at a hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  The finished piece was auctioned, with proceeds going to support arts activities throughout the Miami Valley.

SOLD

Late December

Watercolor on paper

8.5' x 11'

SOLD

Tater Ridge

Watercolor on illustration board

8.25' x 14"

West of Wheeling

Watercolor on hot-pressed paper

10.5" x15.75

"Black Barn"

Watercolor on hot-pressed plate-finish paper

12' x 14"

 

Honey Locust

Watercolor on illustration board

8.5" x 12"

Sanibel Light

Plein air watercolor on paper

6" x 8"

In the Pines

Watercolor on hot-pressed paper

9" x 12.5"

Heavy Snow

Watercolor study on paper

5" x 8"

In the Pines

Watercolor

8.5' x 12.s inches

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