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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Beets - demo

still life

Last month I was teaching my students how to paint some veggies and this was one of the little demos that I did.  

I have been really busy with some shows that I have going on so I am behind on posting.  My reg. classes will be finishing up for this semester tomorrow.  I do have a Christmas card workshop this Friday.  The one I had this past Sunday went really well.  My students talked me into teaching a beginning drawing class for the month of January.  We usually take January off, but I thought if this is what they want....I am happy to teach them to draw.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


14" x 21"

I love the challenge of painting negative shapes in paintings like these.  You can get lost in the process.  enjoy!!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Trains, trucks, boats and train bridge

14" x 21"

this is another area of Chicago that I like to visit and to paint.
But, soon we will be seeing snow so the city will have a new coat to wear.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

the r-Crane at Night

14" x 21"

this is a crane that changes railroad bridges and railroad ties.  It is really fascinating to see this...  I hope I did it justice.  this gentleman designed this equipment and he has put his heart and soul into this project (and money).  It is truly his passion.

I am thrilled to have met him, that he likes my work and has purchased a few that I have done of this R-Crane.  Yes, he did like this one when he saw it, and he is adding it to his collection.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Rusty Classic

14" x 21"

Just an old car I ran across at one of the car shows this summer.  

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Falls

14" x 21"

 One of the local art groups that I belong to is currently having an exhibit titled, "Small, Medium & Large."   The shows are at three different venues with openings on different nights.  the first one is this Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Promise You Art House in Highland, Indiana. I had my 3 entries accepted into this exhibit.  That is the Small show...

 This painting is one of the pieces that was accepted into the Large show.  That opening is at Wildrose on Nov.17.  The Medium show is Nov. 10 and that is at Sip II.  Lots happening at this time of year here in Indiana, near Chicago.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

One-color class demos


these were some demos that I did for my classes way back in Sept.  I have been really busy these last few months and I didn't get to blog...Oh My...I am so sorry.

I took down my watercolor's from the exhibit "Along the Lake Shore" at the Indiana Visitor's center.  I had 48 framed paintings in this show.  It was my best show yet.  Videos are on my FB page of my Chicago paintings and my paintings of Industry.  I sold 5 framed pieces and 3 matted pieces, some cards, and one is on lay away for Christmas :))  It was awesome and I have so many great memories from this exhibit.

Then I was busy getting ready for another show that will start November 2 in Michigan City, IN.  I will post more about my next show in my next post.  but I took on a small Works Challenge so I created 16 paintings that will be a part of this next show.....stay tuned...