Lake Monona on a Rainy December Day

Another day driving off in the morning thinking I'll go somewhere to paint and winding up two blocks from my house, struck by the view of the lake on this particular day. I only had an hour and a half until the day cleared and it was too bright to keep going. Sitting in my… Continue reading Lake Monona on a Rainy December Day

iPad Plein Air

Downtown Power Plant October 2015 I've been using my iPad to do 2-3 hour color studies either from my car or sitting outside. They're a lot of fun to do. I've been inspired by Don Hahn's iPad paintings on Tumblr.   Posted with Blogsy

Second Plein Air Painting

Painted with Plein Air Painters of Chicago again last Saturday at Randolph and Halsted. Really nice group; they even brought donuts and coffee. This is me channeling Sloan and Hopper.

First Plein Air in Five Years!

I went out to paint with the Plein Air Painters of Chicago last Saturday in Pilsen. Here’s the result. I’m happy with it. A great group of really nice people who were very welcoming. The weather was perfect.

How an Artist Does the Laundry

I'm at the point in my color studies where the assignment is to make color progressions that change hue, brightness, or saturation over a continuum. So I figured why make a household chore a study in color? I put all the neutrals on another line behind this oneā€”sort of cheating, I guess.  

Ipad drawing

I thought I'd post a nice summer picture since the weather's been so rotten here in Wisconsin. It snowed all day. Some spring! I did this on my Ipad on Sunday morning sitting on my patio. It's not so obvious here, but when I matted and framed a digital print of this picture, all I… Continue reading Ipad drawing