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“Cuyahoga River Bend”

©2020 Jennifer Newyear 11″h x 14″w Oil on Canvas

On display at Stella’s Art Gallery in Willoughby, OH as a part of The May Show 2021 – Extended View June 11th – July 5th

This painting was started on location on a cool October morning on the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and was nearly completed while there for two hours. Upon reflection, there were a few sections that needed to be enhanced to make the painting meet its mark. Another half hour of work brought it to its point of completion. Can it be called Plein Air? By some standards, yes. I’d rather finish the painting than have to stop short of completion because of some “rule’. I’m glad I finished it.

“Cuyahoga River Bend II”

©2020 Jennifer Newyear 14″h x 11″w Oil on Canvas

After painting for two hours on the painting posted above, I swiveled my easel to capture the view looking to the north on a fresh canvas. I spent about an hour on this painting “Cuyahoga River Bend II” attempting to capture the abstract light and dark shapes and peculiar mixture of colors. I’m pleased to announce that this painting was purchased while on display at the Peninsula Arts Academy “Peninsula Plein Air Fall 2020” juried art competition.

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