Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday Night Life Drawing

 I got this far Monday night...
16x20 oil on canvas panel
This is what I did today.

Backyard Garden

I started a new painting of my backyard neighbor from 1994. He was a farmer his whole life and when he sold the cows and moved to town, he treated his garden like he was still farming. His wife would bring him lemonade and they would sit under the tree and watch the garden grow. My plan is to take photos as I go to show the process, but sometimes I get caught up and forget to snap a picture until I am finished.
Almost everything 'not green' is done. The rest will be a trick to keep separate...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


20x20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Results from this morning. I had a blue canvas ready, but Sandra was modeling for us on her birthday - she needed to be lime green, not blue, so I quickly painted a new one :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jessica reading: before and after

16 x 20 oil on canvas panel
Jessica sat for our group April 10th.  I have been staring at this painting ever since because it just felt too 'sweet'.  Not that Jessica isn't sweet, all the colors were too pastel and lacking correct shadows.  I like it much more now that I have added more darks.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jess with tulips

20 x 20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
The rain couldn't dampen our spring fever this morning.  I love painting people and flowers.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Beloit paintings

I came across these older paintings while organizing my emails.  Apparently, I didn't have my camera ready and my fellow painting friend did.  I almost forgot about these because they sold right away.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


16x36 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Monday, April 1, 2013

Purple Fields

20x20 oil on gallery wrapped canvas
I was thinking about the color purple and came up with this Wisconsin scene.