SHELLEY GRUND, ARTIST  
_______________________PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS_______________________

 

 

What is Plein air painting? It means literally "in open air" and finds its roots with the Impressionists who took their materials out-of-doors to experience the effects of natural sunlight on their subject matter. Working on location the artist has to paint quickly to capture fleeting light and shadow. In this manner, the artist can respond to the depth and variety of color and atmosphere that is hard to capture when working from photographs. Wonderful things can happen when we work in direct relationship with nature, responding in real time.
Frequently, the paintings are of small size and are finished on location in a 2-3 hour session. Sometimes larger works are begun and can be brought back to be worked on in the same conditions, or can be completed in the studio. While working on location I use a Soltek artist easel which has a built-in palette, canvas/panel holder and a place for supplies.


Robert LeHew photos

Laura Lander Hall
Laura Lander Hall, Lander University
7" x 16" oil on Panel
Lake Greenwood
Lake Greenwood
9" x 12" oil on Panel

Creek Late Fall
9" x 12"
Oil on Panel

Orchard's Edge
9" x 12"
Oil on Panel


Red Leaf Plum Tree
9" x 12"
Oil on Panel


Creek Crossing
16" x 20"
Oil on panel
Sold


"Flat Rock Creek"
20" x 16"
Oil on Panel

"Early Morning, Late January
in the Kentucky Hills"
9" x 12"
Oil on panel
Sold 

Maple Tree
11" x 14"
Oil on Panel
Sold

Chute Pond, Mountain Wisconsin
11" x 14"
Oil on Panel

Late Summer View
8" x 10"
oil on paper

Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay
8" x 10"
oil on paper


Apple Orchard
8" x 10"
oil on paper


Old Quary French Road
12" x 16"
oil on panel
     


Hay Bales
2" x 16"
oil on panel

Sold


Riversong
8" x 10"
oil on paper

Sold


Oconto Harbor, Oconto Wisconsin
9" x 12"
Oil on Panel


"Sharon Painting Plein Air"
5" x 7"
Oil on gessoed w/c paper Sold


"Garage Door"
9" x 12"
Oil on panel

Adirondack Chairs
9" x 12"
Oil on Panel

Sold

Green Bay Botanical Gardens
June 2005
11" x 14" Oil on Panel

Young Willows - March 2005
11" x 18" Oil on Panel

Ballard Road Hill
18" x 24"
Oil on Canvas
Sold 

Winter Fields
8" x 10"
Oil on Paper

March Morning - March 2005
9" x 12" Oil on Panel

Pensaukee Refuge, Green Bay
12" x 16"
oil on panel

Watering Can
8" x 10"
oil on paper

Sold
   
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Nocturnes

Paintings done between dusk and dawn. A nocturne is painted "at night". The dictionary defines that as "the period between dusk and dawn". It defines "dusk" as "the darker part of twilight",
and defines "dawn" as, "to begin to grow light". The challenge is to be able to see well enough to know what colors you are sing,
and still be able to take advantage of the night darkness.


Harvest Moon Nocturn
12" x 16" oil on panel

Neighbors - A Nocturn
8" x 10" oil on paper
 


 

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Please contact the artist at: 864.995-4840
521 Summerset Bay Dr., Cross Hill, SC 29332 
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