Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Morning Fog

This painting is an attempt to portray a very ethereal phenomenon that occurs most often (that I'm aware of) in midwest farmlands. I'm not saying that fog doesn't occur in other parts of the country, but the way it lifts gently from the fields is almost angelic to me. It's like a soft blanket covering the earth, and as the sun rises, so does the fog. I have watched it slowly dissipate, and sometimes feel as if it's still there -- just invisible... like an angel.

Morning Fog, 15x30

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cedarburg 2012

I'm participating in the Cedarburg Plein Air Festival again this year! It's so exhilarating to be painting with good friends and enjoying the opportunity to paint outdoors. This painting was done as part of the Port Washington "preview" day last Wednesday.

I have a busy summer ahead too! Chuck and I are happy to announce that we will be featured in a two-person exhibit at Gallery 3 in Manitowoc, WI beginning July 6, through the end of July. The opening reception is scheduled for July 13, in the evening. I will also be doing a live demo on July 21 from noon-3pm. Please plan to join us!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Growth

I painted this darling little calf as a gift for a friend recently. I'm not sure I'm flattered that, as a result, they decided to name it after me, but it's definitely something to talk about! And speaking of new growth, I have a new website! Please visit me at I'd love your feedback!

Sunday, June 3, 2012


It seems as though summer has arrived early in many parts of the country. I've been enjoying an extended stay in the southwest... first in the Phoenix area where temperatures averaged 100+ degrees, and then in Santa Fe with our newborn grandson, his brother, and family. It has been a joyous time, but quiet as far as painting goes. I'm anxious to get back to the easel! These little sketches are some that I painted indoors when temperatures were soaring in Arizona. Have a wonderful day!