Stonelick Covered Bridge in Clermont County OH is an icon for many. Recently restored, it is a beauty! I spent hours trudging around the bridge, bushwhacking through the waist high scrub, scrambling from rock to rock in the creek-bed and shooting photos from every angle, at different times of the day, over a period of a month. The reference photo used for this piece was taken at 5:00 on a fall afternoon. The sun washed bridge vs. deep shadows cast by the trees as the sun descended, made it interesting as well as a challenge. My client is a covered bridge enthusiast, so every detail, down to the numbered sign, is meticulously rendered. The original measures 20x30" and was painted with various brands of lightfast colored pencils on rag matboard. Fine Art Giclees are available for sale. Contact me for details.
Here's my Rip Van Winkle Creek painting finished and ready for a good home. It presently hangs in The Row House Gallery in Milford Oh. (www.rowhouse.com.) It will soon hang in the CPSA Chapter 119 show in Mariemont OH. If interested, contact Row House Gallery. My artist demonstration of the creation of this piece will be in the January issue of Ann Kullburg's Colored Pencil Magazine. Stay tuned.