Thursday, December 1, 2011

Love Charcoal!

It's been a while since I've broken out the charcoal but I just completed these 2 'gifts'....really love the charcoal!  Both are 8x10.
                                                Jeffrey Scott Carlton @ 6 months!

                                           "Minnie'  - lives with Carol and Howie Chadwick

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ahhhh.....memories of Dad!!

12 x 16 oil on linen

Break out the Acrylics!

Max (my niece's baby) celebrated his first birthday so I had to go back to my origins of  'painting wooden furniture' for a change!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

'The Isaac Evans'

We had so much fun on this beautiful Windjammer, I had to paint a large piece honoring it!

This is 18x24 oil on canvas.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Plein air - Maine

I shipped my paints to Bangor, our first hotel stop in Maine so they wouldn't be taken by TSA.  The first day of the 'cruise' I took my small 'cigar box' set-up and paints to shore to paint.  I managed to complete this little painting of our schooner before the sun set and the Lobsters were fully cooked.  It was an amazing evening!

The Isaac Evans  (6x8)

Sunrise over the Victory Chimes              (6x8 Painted while sitting on the deck of the Evans)

                                           Booth Bay Harbor on a foggy day     ( 8x10)

Here are a couple of photos taken while I was enjoying my 'therapy'!!

Travel Journal / Diary September 12-25, 2011

This Sketchbook was done using Pencil, Sharpie and Watercolor.  It was great fun to 
document our trip doing quick sketches.  Some were done on sight and some were drawn 
from photos taken.

Travel Journal continued -

Travel Journal continued -

Travel Journal - continued

Friday, September 9, 2011

James Hempel Workshop- Aug. 25-28

We had the best workshop ever...perfect weather and 7 artists / students!
Here are samples of the art and samples of the fun!!
Sunrise and moon set...beautiful morning (5:30 A.M.)

Love the look on Caroline's face....pure pleasure!

More Workshop Pix

The Artists - Jim, Rick, Gary, Caroline, Mary, Rich and Florie
Mary working that sunset!

Incredible output from the workshop!

 The artwork stretched forever...around 50-60 pieces!
 Caroline's best stuff!
 Here's a grouping of mine!
 Rick worked a couple of days on this beauty!
 Jim Hempels portrait demos!
Well done, Mary!!

My favorites!

Of the 11 I did, these are the ones I liked best and put in frames...
 8x10 Wood Pile
 6x8 Sunrise
 Another 6x8 sunrise
 I like this one - 5x7
 8x10 Spider Lake
8x8 looking down on the rowboat

Monday, August 1, 2011

Plein Air with the Northwoods Outdoor Artists

View from Headwaters Restaurant in Boulder Junction

Discovery Center in MW

View from Aberdeen Lodge in MW

Monday, June 6, 2011

Spring is in the Daffoldils

I was so pleased to see the beautiful daffodils blossom in our neighborhood. I quickly took pictures to turn them into this painting.

12x16 oil on canvas

New Plein Air in the Northwoods

The first outing this season for the Northwoods Outdoor Artists in downtown Minoqua.

I decided to take the tough challenge of the buildings. Most of this was done on location with some 'clean-up' done afterward at home.

9x12 oil on panel