Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Last Race
7 3/4" x 12"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer Beauties
12" x 12"

These sunflowers were dancing in the breeze outside my studio window, so I brought them in to perk things up inside. I hadn't intended on painting them, but found myself putting aside the things that needed to get done so I could put them to canvas before they drooped. Now- back to that to-do list...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Richeson Fox Valley Plein Air

Blue Sailor
8" x 10"

I had the opportunity to join up with my friend Kate Mueller this past weekend and paint in Neenah, WI at the inaugural Richeson Fox Valley Plein Air event. Painting can be such a solitary sport, so these events are a wonderful chance for artists to get together, inspire each other and enjoy some artistic comradery . This little boat was in the marina near the Bergstom-Mahler museum in Neenah, Wisconsin, where the show was held.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Richeson 75 Wisconsin Plein Air

Home Farm

I am honored to have this painting chosen as "Best In Show" at the Richeson75 Wisconsin Plein Air Exhibit hosted by the Bergstrom Mahler Museum in Neenah, Wisconsin. The show will hang through September 18th, 2011. The painting was done on our farm. I tossed out some kitchen scraps to get the chickens to hang around for a bit.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Carnations and Copper
11" x 14"

I am honored to have this painting accepted into the Oil Painter's of America Eastern Regional show at the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, Massachusetts. The show runs from September 17th - October 15th, 2011.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Winds

Spring Winds
9" x 12"

It was a beautiful morning to be out painting with friends. Soft winds, a chorus of birds and the subtle colors of early spring.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wednesday Morning sketch

A little 7" x 7" study I did with some painting friends of mine the other day. Tom gave us some of his old tools and some wood shavings for a set up. It was such a beautiful day, we probably should have heading outside, but there will be plenty of warm weather for that. Painting can be a pretty solitary sport, so I look forward to these mornings.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Two little sketches done on location. The first one is just down the road from our place. It was pretty cold both days ( just below zero degrees) with a steady breeze so I had to paint fast. Cold as it is, the sun is getting higher and the birds are starting to sound more like spring. I'm sure it's just around the corner...

Friday, January 28, 2011

January Garden
11" x 14"

I usually get the bulbs I force in the winter into the ground in the spring, but this last spring was a busy one with Dan's graduation and with being on the road for painting events. So the pot was forgotten in a corner by the back door. After nine months of neglect and no water, the bulbs started to sprout again on their own! I gave them some water and put then in a dark cool spot in the basement and here they are. The fragrance and color warms up a January day.