Friday, February 28, 2014

"Delivering the Mail"

oil - 8" x 10"


I'm off to Utah this Monday for a painting vacation. I will be out there for a week. It has been way to cold, here in Wisconsin, to paint outside.

I painted this from a photograph and I wanted to get it posted before I leave. Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

To a Good Home!

Last Sunday I received a text message from Jeanette Braithwaite and this picture of her holding the painting her and her husband acquired from me last December. Looks great all framed up, huh? Jeanette is married to Doug Braithwaite, a well known Utah artist. Notice his wonderful work in the background. Doug paints and Jeannette runs their custom framing business. It looks like Doug is getting ready for his show at the Terzain Gallery in Park City, Utah this weekend. :)

It was a real honor for me that they liked one of my paintings enough to buy it. They both are great people and good friends. Glad my painting ended up in such a good home!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Takin' the Back Road

Finally a finished painting! I have been experimenting a lot lately. Really paying attention on my paint strokes. I have been vacillating between painting realistic controlled strokes or looser, painterly strokes. That seems to be my challenge lately. So, when I started this subject my thought was I would be more controlled (similar to my earlier fan and peppermint still life paintings). That was not to be, I just started painting and let the "back road" take me where ever it wanted and I had a blast.

I decided to include a progress image.