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Thursday, February 20, 2020

"Another Winter Sunset"

10" x 14"

Winter is a great time here in Indiana to catch some really amazing sunsets...We had just the right amount of snow...Not too much, but enough to get some really cool photos and to be really inspired.  enjoy.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

"Sunset From the Other Evening"

10" x 14"

It's been a mild winter so far and we did have snow but not that much of it.  I think it was just the right amount.  I was able to go out and take a lot of photos....watch for the snow scenes that I will be painting.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

"A Model A"

14" x 21"

This car actually belongs to a friend of mine.  He bought it when he was in high school as a junker to work on.  He is now 72 and the car is completed... I love going to the car shows and seeing old classics.  Enjoy...

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Lunchtime Memories

21" x 14"

Some friends of mine opened up this neat cafe'.  It was an older house that was converted into their restaurant.  It had this neat wrap around porch.  I had many meals here.  They sold the property to the city and the city recently tore it down.  I think they plan to develop it into more housing...too bad.  It was quaint.

"Crossing Over to Work" Chicago

11" x 21"

We have a lot of bridges here in Chicago because of the Chicago River.  To me, that is one of the main attractions of the city.  My first job after attending the American Academy of Art-Chgo. was at the Merchandise Mart where I worked as a commercial artist for Paper Mate Pen.  I still have my first PaperMate pen since 1973.  So did my love for pens evolve from working for PaperMate,Pen or did I want to work there since I loved pens.

My office was on the fourth floor and my window was facing the Chicago River....what a view....it was a big window.  

Friday, February 14, 2020

Riding Among the Trees

10" x 14"

During the fall I walked the path of Oakridge Prairie...  It was a lovely fall day...

This is a local area that has a lot of inspiration to motivate me to paint.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Working from Home

12" x 21"

Living close to Lake Michigan there is so much Industry along the lake shore.  It is typical to see a scene like this....This is part of Amoco Refinery.  It's not actually in the backyard of this person's home, but this is their daily view....I wonder if anyone in this family was employed here..

So many people that I know made a good living by working Indiana Mills..  My husband is still at it and he loves what he does....