Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Amish Country Memories_8 x 10"_Oil_Landscape

Pleinair Joys
Amish Country Memories 
© Donna Pierce-Clark

Most of our vacation was spent around the pond, 
catching fish (tons of blue gill here!),
and a few paintings (between a few raindrops).

Monday, October 21, 2013

Amish Pond Reflections_2.5 x 3.5_OIL_Landscape

Plein Air Joys
© Donna Pierce-Clark
Our family vacation in Amish Country, Ohio,
was so relaxing. All 10 of us needed the rest.
Time seemed to move as slowly as an amish buggy.
On our way to early morning breakfast in Sugarcreek, I 
snapped this photo. It was foggy and crispy cool.
Such a beautiful morning.
In the afternoon, we all trekked down a steep path
to the cabin pond area to fish and to paint.
There are multiple paths on this 25 acre retreat,
and our family loves to hike!
Matt and Julie had a nice fire going, on this slightly chilly day.
 Maddie and I were happy to warm our icy, "painting fingertips" over the fire.
The blue gill were prolific
and the fishermen (and women)
of the group, were pulling them in, one after the other!
Up the hill, we hiked, and 
as, Brian grilled the catch for dinner;
we all warmed ourselves around the cabin fire.
While others played games.
All in all, we had a grand and restful respite from the roofing and studio re-do.
We hope you'll come to the OPEN STUDIO
to see all of our hard work,
lots of paintings,
enjoy LizzyT's fine cuisine!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Early Evening Light_8 x 10" OIL_Landscape

Plein Air Joy
Early Evening Light  © Donna Pierce-Clark

Beyond the new bridge, 
over the Great Miami River,
the courthouse in downtown Troy,
fades in the Early Evening Light.
Another jewel from 
Treasure Island.
This is a larger version of the same scene
I posted yesterday.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Treasure Isle Sunset_2.5 x 3.5" OIL_landscape

Plein Air Joy
Treasure Isle Sunset 
©Donna Pierce-Clark

Ohio is changing and
offering up
a vista of color!
Sunset on the Great Miami River
is always pleasant.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Church Down the Lane, 3.5 x 2.5 OIL, Landscape

October Plein Air!
Church Down the Lane
3.5 x 2.5 OIL
© Donna Pierce-Clark
The leaves are beginning to turn!!
And, they no more beautiful than here..............
We are privileged to live down the road from a quaint little white German Baptist Church.
This has been, and will remain, one of my favorite places to paint.
I treasure the traditions of this religion: no TV, lots and lots of family time,
many church get-togethers, long dresses and little white caps.
I treasure the friendships I have with some of the German Baptists that live near us.
On Sunday mornings, especially in the summer and spring, 
we can sit out on our expansive front deck, 
and watch the lines of large black vans and cars stream down the road
and line up on either side of this long lane in the grassy area.
They gather in groups of sweet ladies and little girls, in their pretty long dresses,
and groups of men (most with long white or black beards) 
and boys in their black suits and black hats.
Once in a while, we are privileged to
witness their gatherings for large area wide meetings.
At that time, not only is the long lane filled with
vehicles, but also the road, as groups of them
saunter down the road, cheerfully chattering away to one another,
apparently visiting between meeting times.
I honor and respect the practices they have continued over the years.
I treasure our freedom of religion in our wonderful country.
Long live the United States of America!
I am so thankful for what we have.
No, I am not German Baptist,
but I greatly respect differences of 
religion in America.
I Treasure This.
Freedom OF religion,
not "from" religion.
(2.5 x 3.5)
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