Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rose Bowl Bound

We're headed to the Rose Bowl!

Nothing says fan more than hand-painted shoes!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

April 2010 - Painting never posted

Oops...forgot to post this one...
It hangs over our bed in the Marco Island condo....
4/10 Oil on canvas

Monday, November 22, 2010

The White Hibiscus

This painting was very fun (and challenging) to do....a white flower is never really white. Finding the pinks, blues and purples was fun!

20"x20" Oil on Linen

Friday, October 29, 2010

Summer fun!!

This painting documents some of the fun of summer in the Northwoods. I'm working on getting people in my paintings! (My son, Andy is the model)

11x14 oil on linen

New Milwaukee Plein Aire

I moved back to Milwaukee in September but have been too busy to post the latest paintings. I had 2 opportunities to do Plein Aire with James Hempel. These were fun!!

South Shore Yacht Club
8x10 Oil on Linen Panel

A 'Nocturne' painting of the classic Downer Theater
9x12 oil on linen panel

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hempel Workshop - Day 3

Beautiful weather!! Two panels were done at the point of 'Peace and Plenty' home of Emmett Peck. One is an early dusk painting from my deck. The last was a nocturne of another model with a lantern. (I cut out the model before the lantern when out!!)

Hempel Workshop - Day 2

We started the day at Lake of the Falls but my painting is not worth posting....bad value issues!
These include a cloud study, moonrise and campfire (with a model toasting a marshmellow) nocturn...quite the challenge!!

Hempel Workshop-August 26-29, 2010

Wonderful workshop!! Lots of painting....Lots to learn!!

Day 1 paintings....includes 2 paintings of the 'moon rise'!

Northwoods Outdoor Artists-July 29, 2010

Chippewa Retreat
The Island on Lake Manitowish

6x8 oil with palette knife

Northwoods Outdoor Artists-August 5, 2010

Aberdeen Lodge and Restaurant

8x10 Oil

followed by a good lunch!

Northwoods Outdoor Artists - August 12, 2010

Camp Jorn

8x10 Oil

Plein Air Workshop with Ken Dewaard

We painted for 3 days and had lots of wind and rain. Here are some of the results...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Manito Art Show - Grand Opening

Our annual show opened last night. 275 pieces of really fine artwork. I entered 3 pieces - no awards and no sales. Oh well....the show goes til Sunday.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mick Rutledge

I waited to post little "Mick" until it arrived safely at it's destination...Connecticut!!
I got the call today....Bill and Pat Rutledge loved it!

8x10 charcoal

Friday, June 25, 2010

Another Charcoal puppy

She's a cutie! Belongs to my son's girlfriend....I hope she likes it!

Outdoor Artists go to Discovery Center 6/24/10

We had a beautiful day! Perfect for painting....sunny, breezy and 70 degrees!
Here's my little 9x12....it got kinda tricky when the class of 12 kids showed up to take out the kayaks!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A couple of Northwood's Plein Air pieces

I've been working of several pieces for the Manito Art League show in July and I can't 'display' them in any form prior to the show. However, the last 2 weeks, I've been able to paint with the Northwoods Outdoor Artists....
Both are 8x10

The first is a view of the Thirsty Whale on Lake Minocqua. The second in a display of several 1888 cabins left at 'Cottage at Cardinals'.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Savard - An amazing Therapy Dog

...with a more amazing owner. Laura Hey owns and runs 'Health Heelers' which is an organization whose MISSION is to promote the known health benefits of human-animal interactions to:
  • Aid in human recovery after injury, illness or disability
  • Maximize learning and minimize barriers to education
  • Promote emotional wellness and personal growth
  • Enhance quality of life through safe and positive human-animal interactions
8x10 Charcoal

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

First Plein Air back in Milwaukee!!

This is an historic site in Milwaukee - The Groppi Food Store!

8x10 on Linen painted 5/5/10

Final days in Florida!

The sailboat was parked at the Esplanade on a beautiful morning!

The second one was a visit to Goodland to see the fishing boats.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A beautiful day to Paint!

We had a really great day today...started out very cool but warmed up nicely with little wind and blue sky!
We went paint at a large home on the Island which overlooks the big water of Marco Island.

8x10 Oil on canvas panel

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Molly - Charcoal Portrait

8x10 Charcoal portrait of Molly (golden retriever)

I received the highest complement - It made the Mom (owner) cry!

March 10, 2010 - Resident's Beach Plein Air

We had a small group gather at the Residence Beach to paint....finally, a beautiful day. I started before too may people showed up. After a quick block in, I used mostly palette knife to play with color and lots of juicy paint.

8x10 oil on linen panel

Watercolor, ink Sketchbook II

Double page...."Go Fly a Kite" ( I was really practicing adding people to the quick draws!)

Watercolor, ink Sketchbook

A little beach sketchbooking...Residence Beach, Marco Island

March 3, 2010 at the Shoppes of Old Marco

Another cool, windy day. This little piece was 'adjusted' when I got home...too many scarves and umbrellas making it way too complicated!

8x10 Oil

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Today's effort!

The day was supposed to be cloudy and rainy but the morning start was just cloudy...then the sky cleared and all the colors changed and shadows disappeared! Oh well!!!

This is Rookery Bay and the mangrove trees (thus the roots hanging in the water!)
8x10 oil on panel

More Plein Air

These are from the last couple of weeks -

This is the beach front at the Marriot Beach Resort

8x10 Oil on Linen panel

This is the entrance to a $9 Million mansion

9x12 oil on Linen panel

Florida Plein Air

We are in full swing with the Marco Island Plein Air Group. It's been fun and always a challenge with changing light and weather conditions.

Rose's Marina

8x10 oil on panel

The SS Judge Jolly Bridge
8x10 oil on panel

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Charcoal Portrait!!

Here's Maggie!! A sweet 13 year old of mixed shepherd origins.

8x10 Charcoal