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A Trip to Tennessee

Tom and I have recently returned from a trip to Tennessee where he had the opportunity to do a mentorship with Master chair maker Curtis Buchanan Here are the two chairs that he made while there:     While they … Continue reading »

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Grand Marais Plein Air

I am just back this past week from Grand Marais Minnesota where I participated in the Plein Air event run by the Grand Marais Artists Colony.  Could there be a more beautiful place to paint?  Tom and I stayed at … Continue reading »

Minnesota Marine Art Museum Demo

This past Saturday I was the demo artist at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.  It was really a fabulous crowd with great questions, and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fall day.  Thank you all who came out … Continue reading »

October Rain

  October Rain,  11″x 19″ This has been a particularly beautiful fall.  Some years there is a flash of color and the next day the winds have sent the leaves swirling off to the ground before anyone has had a … Continue reading »

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An Old Favorite Place

I painted out at the farm of some dear old friends the other day. It’s nice to know they are around for a couple of weeks again this summer. Artists, musicians, teachers and folks who know how to live close … Continue reading »

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Goat Prairie

Prairie Flowers 7 1/4″ x 9 3/4″ One of my favorite spots on our farm is a little prairie remnant patch.  It is far too rocky and a little steep for tilling, so has been left alone by all the … Continue reading »

Cedarburg Plein Air

Plein Air events are a great way to get together with other artists.  Paint out together, share ideas, learn from each other, talk shop, and get inspired.  For the last 10 days, I was camping near Cedarburg and doing just … Continue reading »

Recent Trip

I am finally getting around to posting a few images of paintings that I did while painting with a friend in and around Asheville North Carolina in March.  It was great to get away from the snowy north and to … Continue reading »

Tainter Hollow

Tainter Hollow,  14″ x 18″ My children had the good fortune of attending a small country grade school just up the road from our place.  The school had the most wonderful art teacher.  I stopped by during school hours one … Continue reading »

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Richeson Fox Valley Plein Air

Blue Sailor 8″ x 10″ OilI had the opportunity to join up with my friend Kate Mueller this past weekend and paint in Neenah, WI at the inaugural Richeson Fox Valley Plein Air event. Painting can be such a solitary … Continue reading »

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