Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summer Paintings, Part I

Dirt Road. 11x14 inches, oil on panel.
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Juntunen's Farm. 9x12 inches, oil on panel.
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Overcast Farm. 11x14 inches, oil on panel.
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Suomi Lutheran Church. 11x14 inches, oil on panel.
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Tributary 4. 11x14 inches, oil on panel.
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Here are more of my plein air paintings from around Grand Rapids, MN. Some of the bright spring greens are finally starting to fade away into the subtler (better) yellow ochres and russets. I've been exploring the back roads in the area and have found a lot of very picturesque old farms, lakes, churches, and creeks (well, technically tributaries of the Mississippi River). One place I ran across was Suomi, MN, which was originally settled by Finnish immigrants in 1916. I met a friendly family who descended from the original settlers, and they graciously allowed me to paint on their land (see Juntunen's Farm, above). I look forward to going back and roaming around on their beautiful farm.