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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Time Traveler

This solo traveler was busy getting to his train on time and texting along the way.  I had the opportunity to visit my sister who lives in Switzerland earlier this year.  The Zurich train station is a wonderful place full of painting subjects. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gossip Girls

These two chickens were just clucking away and carrying on quite the conversation.  This tiny painting (4 x 6) will be part of the Blizzard of Art exhibit at the Cedarburg Cultural Center beginning Nov. 23.  A perfect gift for that special someone in your family who loves chickens!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

More cattails

There is more color to "just an ordinary" cattail than meets the eye!  I especially love late afternoon when they are all dramatic with color and mood.  Had lots of muck on my boots after painting this little one!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall Torches

I have a thing with cattails.....painted this a few weeks ago plein air at Schlitz Audubon.  Especially love the fuzzy, fluffy stuff.  Just not in my oil paints!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lynden Sculpture Garden Plein Air

Had a blast plein air painting at this amazing sculpture garden on a beautiful fall day.  And yes, I painted an orange/red tree!  This beautiful sculpture within the natural landscape is part of the "Inverse" temporary exhibit by artists Amy Cropper and Stuart Morris.  I was drawn to the bright red color in the landscape and couldn't resist.  At the very end of my painting time, a beautiful male bluebird landed right on one of the branches.  In a way, he seemed to want to say...."but hey, don't you like my beautiful color too?"  Actually, he looked quite stunning on the red branch!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ArtBar Mini Show

This show is an annual favorite.  Imagine 400+ miniature paintings displayed in a great bar!  I have 21 pieces in this show, the opening is Friday, Nov. 4.  Sales begin promptly at 7 p.m.  The show is always changing through the entire two month exhibit.  Grab a beer, hang out with friends and buy some local art!