Friday, May 21, 2010

A quiet day, a new pastel and acceptance into the Oil Painters of America!!!

Today I worked at the Griffin Gallery Fine Art in Oconomowoc WI. It is a co-owned Gallery with many fine artists. It was relatively quiet there today with the exception of 3 serious lookers on missions to find the "right piece" for their various projects. So I got to catch up with my computer and paint. Here is my fruit: "Two for the Pond" 12x12 pastel.

Then when checking the mail as I got home I found an acceptance letter to the Oil Painters of I jazzed about that!! All in all a good day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I won an award!! Brush with the Wind" WIPAPA's first juried show!

"A Place in the Shade" 8x10 oil on panel
available $225

This piece took one of 3 first place awards at the Brush with the Wind show!! I feel so honored!!
I painted this at Old World Wisconsin which is an outdoor museum of sorts. It is a beautiful place where they have moved old barns from all over the state and created small ethnic villages denoting the varies ethnic groups who settled the state. The day I was there was a free day right after the kids got out of was crowded! I had a hard time keeping the kids from putting their hands in my paints!! Just look at these munchkins!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A finished Tonal Portrait and a Memory painting!!

Top photo oil, bottom photo pastel
"Monches Farm, Spring" both 8x10

Last night I did a quick oil from complete memory. I had done a pastel plein air piece about two weeks ago but didn't have it with me so I just closed my eyes and'd I do??

Last night I also put the finishing touches on the portrait of my son and Grandson.: "Father and Son" 16x20 oil. It was my first tonal painting so I learned bunches and while I loved the result I struggled some with the necessary patience...What do you think??

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Today my grandson and I had a picnic by our stream then laid back and watched the cloud show. Then we went to pet our neighbors lambs...Magic!!!


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