Grey days are the rule the last few weeks, but cabin fever got me out of the house and to Lexington Cemetery, the premier arboretum location nearby. I looked for big value contrasts among the greenery and sat down and painted a small plein aire piece. This turned out to be "How not to paint this scene". But since time spent in front of the subject is worth many photos, I came back to the studio and used both to complete this painting.
Welcome to my studio. I'm a second career artist and love to paint plein aire as well as in the studio. Out of the way places are favorite spots especially when I can go with fellow artists. Kentucky has more streams than any state except Alaska and they afford great views. Old barns and farmland are also fun spots to find subjects. I hope you enjoy the new paintings shown and the stories behind them. And please feel free to comment.