Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sunny Harvest


Sunny Harvest
10" x 10", oil

This was actually my very first foray into water-based oils. Super frustrating to get used to, but I'm hopeful. I also bought some higher quality WB Oils to try for next time. This painting is for our annual fundraiser for the Cambridge Arts Council.

Icy Marsh


Icy Marsh
9" x 12", oil
I've been experimenting with water-based oils recently. This is my first try at a palette knife painting, so far they are mush easier to work with using the knife vs. the brush. It's very difficult to get used to the weird cloudiness you get when these paints are thinned with water. At least with the knife I can use the paint right out of the tube--has a really nice soft, smooth texture for painting.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Still Standing


Still Standing
12' x 16", oil

I discovered recently that this oak finally fell onto the prairie sometime probably in November. This was my "demo" painting for the 2016 Fall Art Tour.

Marsh Mirror


Marsh Mirror
12" x 16", oil

I have visited and photographed this spot many times. There is a distant view of Roger's barns and it's good spot to see cranes, ducks, and geese in this placid little water way.

Byway Barn


Byway Barn
9" x 12", oil

This barn was the result of an experiment with Google Street view. I got lost "driving" along country roads in southwestern WI and came across this lovely barn.

Up and Over


Up and Over
9" x 12", oil

A plein air effort from this past November. Yet another of my "happy place" a short walk from home.

Hunt and Peck


Hunt and Peck
8" x 10", oil

A couple of our Delaware gals. Hens always make a fun subject--gotta do more of them!