Monday, March 30, 2009

Hill Vew

Copyright by S. Ciaccio 2009

"View from the Hill"
water color

This is the last of the pictures I wanted to post of my old work. It of the farm from the hill north of it. What you see is the great Platte Valley. The Oregon Trail went throught this Valley going west. My family homestead this farm .

Friday, March 27, 2009

Farm landscape

Copyright by S. Ciaccio 2009
"Moss Roses and Wind Mill"
Water Color
This is a view from the the farm house to the east. In front are some moss roses. In the middle grown is the edge of an old wind mill, a corn crib and a small granary. I painted these pictures of the farm I grew up on several years ago.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Lane Home

Copyright by S. Ciaccio 2009
"Country Lane"
Water color
This is the 1/2 mile lane to the farm I grew up on. I painted this several years ago. The corn is just starting to tassel on the side of the road. You can see the house and the farm buildings off in the distance.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Nebraska Wood Shed

Copyright by S. Ciaccio 2009
"Wood Shed"
water color
I painted this a long time ago. It is a painting of the wood shed on the farm I grew up on. It is a spring day in Nebraska. You can see the chicken house in the back ground. The big saw we used to cut logs on the right side.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Maple Leaf Water Color

copyright by S. Ciaccio 2009

"Maple Leaf"

Water Color 12" by 16" 140 lb. paper

This is the first time I used a salt technique with water color. I enjoyed the process but I am sure you have to be careful not to over do it. As a potter I used salt in the kiln and it produces a orange peel look on glaze. Learned a lot on this piece.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Maple Pen and Ink

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"Maple Leaf on Walk"
Pen and Ink 80lb paper
The pen and ink drawings are hard to take photos of the glare is increase. I need to take a photography class soon. Each new thing i learn leads to three more new things I want to learn. Is that good or just attention deficit.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Maple Leaf on Daily Walk

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"Maple Leaf"
Pencil Drawing 11" by 14" 80lb. paper
They planted several new Maple and Oak trees around an retaining pond near my house. They put them in right after Hurricane Ike hit so they were not hurt by the storm. There is a walking trail with a nice brick sidewalk that I use for my daily walk. I picked up some of the leaves this winter and took pictures of them.