Monday, September 26, 2016

Kingfisher

6x6 oil on cradled board

We got back from a wonderful trip to Florida on Saturday. Today I've been finishing up some paintings I started before we left. Here is a Kingfisher.

Navarre Beach, FL .... beautiful!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Throwing Sand

8x8 oil on cradled board

This might look a bit familiar. I painted a smaller version of this last month. I really like the shadow and color patterns so I've done it again a bit larger.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

Das Bier Run

8x16 oil on cradled board

It's been a long time since I've posted so I thought I should give you an update on what's happening in my studio.  I mentioned a few commissions... well, I've been working on those. But along with that, I've been painting for a couple local shows that are coming up at the end of the year. I have to say... I've been pretty busy every day in my studio!

But this painting I started in early summer. I had done a smaller version a few years back and always wanted to try it a bit larger. I finally put the finishing touches on it yesterday! I hope local people recognize it as the Peoria Riverfront. It's based on a local 5k run that happens during Octoberfest. The Das Bier Run. It's a very family friendly and fun event.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Exhibition & Festival Information

Outside Looking In
10"x8" oil on cradled board

This painting was accepted in the Poets & Artists Self-Portrait exhibition and publication, "Reinventing Ourselves from Another Point of View". It will be included in the Poets and Artists (PA#75) online digital & print on-demand magazine.  The opening reception for the exhibition is this Friday (Aug. 19) at the Art NXT Level Projects/33 Contemporary, Chicago, IL. The show will run until Sept. 10.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to be at the reception because I didn't plan very well. I have my last summer art festival this coming weekend and I will need to set up my display Friday night. But if you can't make it to Chicago, you should definitely stop by Washington Park in Washington, IL where you will find me along with 60+ other artists at the Washington Arts Festival. Lots of food, children's activities, and music! A link to a map is on my Events page.



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ocean Dreams

6x6 oil on panel

I have to put the beach paintings aside for a short while. I'll be working on a few commissions that I'm pretty excited about. One is 16"x20" which is larger than I've ever done! I can't wait to get started!

My last art festival of the summer is coming up. I'll be in Washington IL on August 20-21. More information and a link to a map on my Events page.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Tuber

6x6 oil on panel

I've been busy babysitting this week and haven't been able to get into the studio. I have a lot to catch up on when I finally  get back in there! I painted this young fellow last week. I loved his simplicity.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Green Bow - SOLD

8x8 oil on cradled board

Sitting on the beach with a good friend is a summertime must! Loved painting the reflections of these two little girls.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Crabbing

8x8 oil on cradled board

More from my beach and summer fun series.
In search of hermit crabs.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Illinois Art League Members show

I joined the IAL this year and entered  2 paintings in my first show with them. I'm so pleased to tell everyone that my painting "Treasure Hunt" won first place in the semi-professional, not under glass category! I'm thrilled and honored to be among some really great artists. 

You can view all the paintings until July 30 at the Peoria Public Library, main branch which is downtown Peoria on the corner of Main and Monroe. 
Treasure Hunt

Navy Pier