An Online Artist's Coop for Artists who Paint on Location
9" x 12" oil on panel
I was supposed to be going to Columbus for a paintout with the Ohio Plein Air Society, the group that I belong to that provides opportunities to paint with others that share my passion. Because of the big snowstorm, i didn’t try to drive down there. Instead, after digging myself out I went downtown Ashland to do a little plein air on my own. I set up to paint this scene and after I got it roughed in the wind picked up and started blowing snow off of a nearby roof, right on top of me. So, I packed up and went back on Sunday afternoon and the sun was out and it was a perfect afternoon. I feel pretty good about this one. I feel like it has good design, good lead-in, and a focal point.
The setting is on Second Street in Ashland. I was actually right behind my office where we just recently moved Red Red Design. The main building shown is what used to be a pillar of the community, Gilberts Furniture. But a few years ago, it went out of business and the building now sits empty. the building on the right was the stores warehouse and it is being used and has great potential. The overhead walkway connects the two buildings.