Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sunny Day



I painted this farm scene from a small painting I had done on site last fall.  I love the warm sunny feeling in this picture.  The corn stalks cast a beautiful shadow on the field.  This is a watercolor painted on cold pressed arches paper.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Voyageur's National Park

                                                        Sunset over one of the many islands
                                                                       Bald Eagle
 White Pelican

I just returned from a trip to Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.  We took one of the park boat tours which took us to several of the Bald Eagle nests in the park.  Also, we were able to see the White Pelicans, which at one time had become extinct in the park.  This park is very unique due to the fact that the park is water, not a land mass.  There are four large lakes and twenty five small lakes, plus many rivers and streams that connect the bodies of water.  The large lakes have many small islands in them.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Michigan Watercolor Society


This painting, titled "Threads of Memory" was accepted into the Michigan Watercolor Society 2014 Juried Exhibit.  The show opens June 7, 2014 and closes July 7, 2014.  The exhibit is being held at the Greater Flint Arts Council, Saginaw, Michigan.  Painted on a gesso surface, this picture really glows with color.  I explained the process used to paint this picture under an earlier posting, "Sweet Dreams".  Painting on a gesso surface is one of my favorite ways to paint a picture.

Friday, May 2, 2014

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Exhibit



McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford, Ohio sponsors a juried exhibit titled Healing Art Project.  I am happy to say this painting of waterlilies was chosen for the exhibit.  The opening reception is Friday ,May 2nd, and the art exhibit remains on display for one full year.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Looking for a good subject



I am always looking for interesting people to paint.  This gentlemen was kind enough to pose for me.  I love the intense look in his eyes, yet the overall feeling is one of softness.   This is a watercolor.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

SPRING


After a LOONG cold winter spring has finally arrived!!!  I just returned from a week at Kanuga Watermedia Workshops, in Hendersonville, NC.  My workshop was with Keiko Tannabe, a wonderful watercolor painter.  Now that color has finally returned to the landscape I plan to do be outside painting as much as possible.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

From The Forest Floor


Inspiration is all around us when it comes to painting.  During a walk in a national forest I came across a grouping of ferns that had felt the first frost.  Parts of the ferns were different colors than the usual green.  I loved the grouping and decided to try it as a batik painting.  This was my first attempt and I wasn't happy with the whole painting so I cropped it into a better picture.  After removing the wax I added more paint to get better values in the painting.  After that I was really happy with the painting.