Thursday, October 23, 2014


We are no longer going to use this blogspot site....
I've created a new Website for further publications.  Check it out at:

Let me know if you see any typos or needs for clarification or correction!
Hope you like it!!  (My next step will be to connect it to Facebook...stay tuned!!)

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Website!!

I'm moving!!  
I've built a new website that also contains a blog.  Sadly, a bunch of my pictures disappeared from this blog....must have something to do with an update or change to the programs??

Anyway....follow me to:


Thursday, September 11, 2014

In Memory of 'Rascal'

For years I asked my Artist friend, Arlene..."please let me do a portrait of Rascal.  It's too hard after they're gone!"  Well, finally Rascal goes to Doggie Heaven and she agrees. I said, it's really emotional when they are gone.  He was a wonderful companion and friend to her!!

'Rascal' - Charcoal 8x10

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hempel 'Bootcamp' (8/21-8/24/14)

So much fun (and work) usually.  This was the seventh year but really a great time. Attending were Carolyn Larkin, Rick Brawner, Linda Cutler, Mike McCabe and Karen DeNoto. 

I had discovered some new and very challenging locations for us to go to paint.  Thursday we painted at Chippewa Resort in the morning (just Jim, Carolyn and I) and then the whole group painted at the Blue Bayou to get a vision of The Island on Manitowish Lake.  Friday we spent the entire day at Coon's Franklin Lodge (including a delicious lunch!) and Saturday we drove an hour and a quarter to Bonds Falls.  It's a beautiful place but SO difficult to paint rushing water!!  We took a picnic lunch to give us a break around mid-day. 
Here are a few of my group pix and paintings...

The group!

"Poppies's' Island on Lake Manitowish - 9x12 oil on linen

Coon's Lodge - 12x16 oil on linen

Bonds Falls - 8x10 oil on linen

Painting at Bonds Falls!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Preparation done for Manito Art Show

Proud Eagle (12"x24" oil on linen)

Foggy Fisherman (11" x 14" oil on linen)

University of Wisconsin Marching Band  (11"x14" charcoal and pastel)
This is an expanded version of one I had done previously as a gift!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

'Betty the Beetle'

'Betty' is a new addition to our Marco Family.  She will continue to reside in Florida so I did her portrait to keep in Milwaukee!  She is quite a good model!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Door County Plein Air Workshop (May)

I finally got my chance to go to Door County to paint.  (Not sure how I missed posting this???)  We were a small group but we had Jim to help us.  I got to stay at Rick Brawner's home which was great fun!!  I'd love to do it again!!!!  I've been working on using larger panels when outdoors....

Little shops in downtown Fish Creek - 9x12 oil on linen panel

'The Farm" - 11 x 14 oil on linen panel

'The Farmer's Passion' - 11x14 oil on linen panel