The Road Home

  In September The Ohio Plein Air Society held their annual Paint Out in Alexandria, Ohio. My painting  "The Road Home" was selected after the competition to be shown in their show for two months at Sunbear Gallery.   In this plein air competition artists are given locations that the land owner has approved the painting on their property. We also had the option of just driving around until we found a spot that inspired us.  The event last three days with Friday and Saturday for painting and Sunday for the judging.  Friday i was driving around looking for a spot and was captured by this farm early in the morning.  This is a 15X30" board and I think I liked the way using a long rectangle helped convey the acreage on which this small farm was sitting. The fields at that time of year were that wonderful golden color.

  In September The Ohio Plein Air Society held their annual Paint Out in Alexandria, Ohio.
My painting  "The Road Home" was selected after the competition to be shown in their show for two months at Sunbear Gallery. 
 In this plein air competition artists are given locations that the land owner has approved the painting on their property. We also had the option of just driving around until we found a spot that inspired us.  The event last three days with Friday and Saturday for painting and Sunday for the judging.  Friday i was driving around looking for a spot and was captured by this farm early in the morning.  This is a 15X30" board and I think I liked the way using a long rectangle helped convey the acreage on which this small farm was sitting. The fields at that time of year were that wonderful golden color.

Lost Dog

Artist: Carolyn Heffelfinger
Medium: Oil on board
Size:  8"x 10"
Price:

  We spent February 2015 in Folly Beach, SC.  This year we took our golden along with us. One of the many public places that welcome pets is the Lost Dog cafe.  While Dan, Izzy, and his buddy Larry had their lunch on the large porch i stood on the street and painted this favorite local meeting place.

The Mud Flats

Artist: Carolyn Heffelfinger
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size:  10"x10"
Price: $400.



"The Mud Flats" is a favorite local restaurant and watering hole for the area fisherman and golfers.  Pretty good food as well!  They feature live music on several night a week.
(this is not an advertisement)  When the owner Martin saw some of my interior scenes he asked to purchase two for his place and then I decided paint a scene from his bar.

Heading Out

Artist: Carolyn Heffelfinger
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 8"x10"
Price:

 

 For the past 7 years I take a week long backpacking trip with friends and Heather.
I decided to paint the trail at Laurel Highlands from the perspective of Cheryl and I hiking ahead. I'm guessing we were photographed by the stragglers!
  My trail name is Small Curly and if you were standing next to me you would know why that is so.
I get so much inspiration from being in the woods for this extended period.