Sea Gazers

I painted this from one of the many photos I took while on Hilton Head Island. You can tell where my mind still is! This is my last posting before Christmas. Happy Holidays to everyone, and thank you for your encouraging comments.

6 x 6 oil on panel

On The Move

This is my son-in-law trying to keep up with my grandson during a trip to a local art show. He's definitely on the move!

5 x 7 oil on panel

DPW Challenge

This is my submission to the DPW Man's Best Friend challenge. Only this isn't my dog, it's my son's. This is a 100 lb Tibetan Mastiff named Norbu. He's still just a puppy and quite a handful!

It was a nice change to paint something a little larger this time.

8 x 10 oil on panel

Illinois Farm #1

4 x 4 oil on panel

Now for something completely different! On our way home from the Karin Jurick workshop I decided to shoot photos as we drove through Illinois. Starting at the southern tip of the state and ending in Chicagoland, this is Farm #1 of my series. I have always really loved the small farm scenes we pass through.

More mugs to come!

Three Generations

6 x 6 oil on panel

I painted this from a photo I took a year ago last spring at Millennium Park in Chicago. Considering the clothing and hair styles, I think I've captured 3 generations of women in this family. At least that is the story I enjoy telling myself! They are enjoying the fountains in Millennium Park on a sunny day in May.


5 x 7 oil on panel

These two were relaxing in the sun on some boxes that were at on the Hilton Head public beach.

Karin Jurick Workshop

These are my paintings from the Karin Jurick workshop last week. The first painting we did was the lady wading in the water. Karin painted this as a demo, then we all painted it together. I've never painted water before so I struggled with that. I do see an improvement in my second painting which is the one of the girl walking along the beach. I took this photo sometime over the week. On Thursday Karin gave us each a mug shot and a 4 x 4 panel to paint on. This was really fun, but I should have loosened up a bit for this one.

It was an incredible experience. Watching Karin paint was my favorite part and I learned a lot just from just that. I'm excited and can't wait to get to work. It was a fun group of women and I hope to stay in touch with them. Here we are:

Beach Stroll 6 x 6 oil on panel