Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Iron Man

Iron Man
6 x 6 oil on panel

One day Ironman, the next day Spiderman or maybe even Caption America. He is the greatest super hero of all because he is so versatile! I caught this moment when 'Ironman' was distracted by a hay wagon. Lots of strong sun and shadows on this day. 

** I just keep hearing Ozzy singing Iron Man :o) **

Monday, October 20, 2014

#showyourwork -- Ironman


I have been reading Austin Kleon's "Show Your Work", and I found it very interesting. I didn't actually finish it because I gave it away before I finished. I gave it to someone else who I thought would be interested in it. I might have to borrow it back some time. I don't usually share too much about myself or my process so this is out of my comfort zone. I might only attempt this is small bits for now. But here is what is on my easel right now. In progress. I like it so far...

This is what I'm reading. I found it very interesting and full of ideas. I like books that make me think about things in a different way. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dolphin Sighting

6 x 6 oil on panel

I just finished this painting and its still very wet. I'm sorry my blog keeps sending out old posts. I'm not sure how to fix that. Does anyone else have that problem?

I love painting warm sunny waters. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Soaring Seagull

6 x 6 oil on panel

The bird-life in northern Wisconsin was amazing when I was there in August. It is so fascinating to watch them soaring and diving. 

I've been wiping quite a few starts this week. I'm feeling very rusty :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Last Days of Summer

5 x 7 oil on panel

I'm slowly getting myself organized in my studio. There are so many other things to get done around the house that I find it hard to focus on painting. But I did get a couple small ones done this week and have started a larger one. You should start to see new paintings more often. 

I'm really looking forward to the autumn season here in our new house and town. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

It's Pool Time!

6" x 6" oil on panel

I hope I captured the joy of this little elf as he jumped into the pool! Can anyone remember being that joyful about a splash in the back yard? It's a moment to capture for sure!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Varnishing & Painting

I'm finally varnishing these fun paintings. Once I get them wired on the back they will be ready to go!

Inspections, house hunting and packing be damned! I decided to paint today! I started this one and I'm liking it so far. I hope I don't mess it up! 

I hope everyone is having a fun and productive painting day!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I'm still here

Sweetie Pie

I wanted to make a quick post to let you all know that even though I haven't been posting regularly in a while, I plan to get back at it soon. Unexpected personal events have been keeping me from my studio. But I am still taking photos and planning paintings. Once life settles down I'll be ready to paint and I can't wait to get back at it. 

Here is an older painting of mine that I really love. I hope everyone is enjoying Spring this year!

6 x 6 oil on panel

Sunday, March 30, 2014


8" x 8" oil on cradled board

My mind is all about family right now with a new grandson due any day. So because that is where my heart is right now, I'm painting grandsons! This little cheese-ball will be a big bro very very soon! He looks pretty happy about that!

Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather that is slowing showing up!