Yesterday was the most glorious fall day one could hope for. I got out with artist/botanist and kindred spirit Sara Lubinski for a sketching outing on some beautiful conservancy land. Steep hills, gorgeous views, ticks, prickly ash, remnant prairie grasses, fresh air, walnut ink and pencils. A perfect afternoon … Read More
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 to watch!
I am thrilled to learn that my painting “Bue Grass” will be heading to Arizona for the American Impressionist Society 16th Annual National Juried Show this October at Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale! The show runs Oct. 1st through the 29th, with the opening reception on Thursday, October 15th.
I really love to teach. I enjoy passing on my passion for painting, and at the same time, articulating how to approach a painting helps to solidify the concepts in my own work. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to hold a one day intro to oil painting class at the Kickapoo… Read More
I will be hosting a studio open house Thursday December 11th, from 5:00 till 8:00. Stop in to see my latest work and enjoy some light refreshments. 304 South Main Street in Viroqua, WI.
This painting will be auctioned off tomorrow night at the 16th Annual Mueller/Effinger Memorial Fun Night. Come out and have some fun while supporting a good cause! http://www.viroquathunder.org/index.html
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 chance to fully take it in. Rain heightens the colors and smells of fall, and… Read More
There are still two more spots open in my Walnut Ink workshop for Saturday October 11. Walnut ink has been used for centuries as both an ink and a dye. The morning will be spent making the ink and learning drawing techniques, and then we will head outside to do some sketch journaling in… Read More
I was honored to be the featured artist and one of the judges for the “Between the Bluffs” plein air event in La Crosse, WI this year. There is so much to painting around this great little city. From the charming downtown, the gardens, railroads and bluffs, to the great Mississippi and its boat houses,… Read More