Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2017 Art Festival Schedule

2017 Art Festival Schedule!
• Cantigny Art In Bloom—June 17 & 18, 2017,
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
• Sugar Creek Arts Festival—July 8 & 9, 2017,
Uptown Normal, IL
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
• Edwards Place Fine Art Fair—Sept. 16 & 17, 2017,
700 North 4th Street, Springfield, IL
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

Friday, May 12, 2017

Girl on the Go - SOLD

8x8 oil on panel

I've been painting some family this last week. Kids in the sun, eating and playing. More to come.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Canine Pals

12"x16" oil on cradled board

I finished this painting a few weeks ago, and it's taken me a while to get a photo of it. Now it's in the corner drying. I love the action and water in this. I just want to join these two!

I've been doing a few commissions lately. I'll post photos as soon as I can. But the reason you are not hearing from me is because I'm busy with that. It will be another 2 weeks before I'm done.

photo courtesy of

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Water Frisbee

10x10 oil on cradled board

Another aerial view of the pool. The wind had picked up and there was a lot more contrast in the water. I had fun with the abstract shapes.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Coming Up For Air

18"x18" oil on cradled board

I've set this one aside to dry and should be ready in a few weeks.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Waiting to Jump

6x6 oil on panel

This is a quick painting I did on Friday. I love the body language of these kids as they anticipate jumping into the pool. The values were tricky, but I think I got close.

Well it is Spring Break! So that means I'm babysitting grandkids all week, and I'm not in my studio painting. I hope to sneak in some time to post paintings I finished last month and just finally got around to photographing.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

New Studio Photos

Finally! I've been in my new studio almost a month now and I'm finally getting around to posting a few photos. My space is large enough for me to work on one end of the room, and still have quite a lot of wall space for displaying finished pieces. I share my display space with my daughter Amy McGovern who works in Copper, wire and glass beads. 

I'll be celebrating my first First Friday at Studios on Sheridan this coming Friday (4/7) from 5-9pm. I hope you will come out and visit! Beverages, Snacks and Music along with artists opening up their studios for the night. It's always lots of fun.

Studios on Sheridan is on the corner of Main St. & Sheridan Rd in the old Sunbeam Building.
929 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria, IL.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Going Green!

These are a couple studies I did on Wednesday. They are 6x6 on panel. I'm very happy with them and hope to do more.

This is the last post for a while since I'll be out of town. Happy St Patricks Day!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Portrait of a Belly Flop - Quadriptych

4 - 8"x 8" boards  - A Quadriptych

Here is one I've been working on for some time but finally put the finishing touches on last week. I had a lot of fun with them and hope to do more like it.

portrait of a belly flop 1
portrait of a belly flop 2
portrait of a belly flop 3
portrait of a belly flop 4