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Rose Parade, 12 x 16, framed oil on panel, $350

Rose Parade was painted plein air (on location) at the Hebble Creek Nature Reserve in Fairborn, OH. It was a hot and buggy day in June of 2012, I remember it well. I noticed a lovely bramble of wild roses reaching out to the sunlight in their natural way, how could I keep but painting such unbridled beauty! Using a palette knife to create texture, each rose is an individual swirl and each leaf is an individual dash. And of course, Rose Parade is for sale.

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“The picture that looks as if it were done without an effort may have been a perfect battlefield in it’s making.”

The Art Spirit, Robert Henri, 1865-1929



This website is dedicated to the memory of my parents Joe and Marcia Manning who believed in my artistic capabilities even as a young child. During that time they allowed me to take art classes from Donna Beavers, a prominent artist and teacher in my hometown. I still remember that first lesson in her front yard on a sunny day …”shadows”… and I teach those same important concepts I was taught in my first “real art class”, even now. 

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Jody Ball Art ⋅ 1139 Pansy Rd ⋅ Blanchester, OH 45107 ⋅ jodyballart@gmail.com ⋅ 513-405-154