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Insights on Industry IX

watercolor 8" x 14" This is another in my Industry series.  This is in Gary, IN...it is actually the route that my husband us...

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Upon the Roof

watercolor
14" x 21"
cityscape

Decided to work with a cityscape this time.  Ending the New Year with great hopes of painting even more in the New Year.  Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to view and comment on my work.  You are all precious.  I wish you all good health and happiness in this New Year!!  Happy painting to all of my artist friends.  Hope to see YOU out in the field.  Peace and Love, Kathy

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

He's Watching You

watercolor 
21" x 21"
figurative

I did this painting a few years back of dear ol' Santa Dad.  The original hangs in my kitchen but I have prints, cards and prints on canvas of this jolly ol' guy.

Merry Christmas to all....and to all a good night.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Santa lV

watercolor
5" x 7"
figurative

Counting down to Christmas.  We had a big family Christmas party here last night.  So much fun and lots of good food.  The little kids were a blast.  We always play Jingo...which is Christmas Bingo.  We also do arts and crafts with the kids.  Christmas Merry to all of you!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Santa IIl

watercolor
figurative
5" x 7"

Here is Santa #3 in my little Santa series.  Ho Ho Ho.  These are also made into cards and I sell my cards for $3.
Been baking cookies like crazy.  This Saturday , tomorrow (HELP) is the family Christmas Party at our house.  Time to go and put the ham in the oven...Next week I will be able to get back to the big paintings.  lol. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Santa II

watercolor
5" x 7"
figurative

Tis...the season...........

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Santa I

watercolor
5" x 7"
figure

Ho! Ho! HO!  Tis the season!!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Jam NIght at Paul Henry's

watercolor
14" x 21"
figurative

There is a gallery called "Paul Henry's" in downtown Hammond, Indiana.  Dave Mueller is the owner.  In the painting, he is the one on the left standing in the doorway.  This gallery is an old hardware store that belonged to his dad.  He kept most of it the same and now sells art work from it.  

Every Thursday night they have a jam night.  It starts with a pot luck and then people come to sing, play music and recite poetry.  I did this painting of one of the jam nights.  I had it made into gicle' prints (lg. 14" x 21", small and cards).  Tonight...I will be at the jam night signing my prints. Come on by and eat a little, sing a lot, and get your signed print.  I promise you I will not be singing.  It will make a great Christmas gift for yourself or for a friend.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Snow woman - wc on canvas


watercolor on canvas
12" x 12"

I had a little snowman workshop in the studio yesterday.  I did this little snow gal and everyone else did a snow guy.  lol.  It is always refreshing to see when a student gets excited to see something they completed.  They were all going to go home and hang them up right away.  The good part was since it was on the canvas and they finished the edges, they did not have to frame them.  No one was going to give their painting away as a gift....they did not want to part with them.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The "L" Chicago

watercolor
14" x 26"
cityscape

These trains are everywhere in downtown Chicago and boy are they noisy.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving One and All

watercolor
still life

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I give thanks for all of the blessings all of you are in my life.  It has been so nice to meet you here on my blog and also on Facebook.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cropped

watercolor
14" x 21"
Landscape

Not far from where I live.....

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Come and Paint the Dunes

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

I was asked to paint a summer dunes for a program cover.  I really do not like to paint summer dunes...I would rather paint snow dunes...you  just may see this in a winter scene.  We shall see,,,,,,

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fall II

watercolor
landscape

I have been really busy lately.  My classes ended today for this semester. It was a great semester. I added a new class this semester and really enjoyed the students. I have been painting, just have not had the time to post them.   Now you will be seeing them. Watch for them.....

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My New Ornament

watercolor
9" x 14"

These were done for this week's daily challenge on the Daily Paintworks Site.  There are hundreds of paintings to choose from for your holiday shopping.  Check mine out.  

This is actually two sheets with 4 snowmen on each and I think they would look cute framed this way.

Today we had out first snow that stuck...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Poinsettia II

 watercolor 
 6" x 9"
 floral

This is the pink poinsettia on wc paper (300# fabrinio) that we will be painting at the senior center here in Griffith, Indiana on Nov. 18.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pink Poinsettia-canvas

watercolor
12" x 12"
1-1/2 cradled wc canvas
floral

This is another one of those fun paintings that I did on watercolor canvas.  I will be teaching this workshop on Sat., Nov. 16 from 1-4 at the Chesterton Art Center, Chesterton, Indiana.  Let me know if you are interested in joining us have a fun afternoon.  You will complete this painting to hang in your house for the holidays, or to give as a gift.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fall Leaves on canvas

watercolor
12' x 12"
still life

This is a painting that I did as a workshop piece for the Chesterton Art Center.  We had a fun time doing it.  It is painted on watercolor canvas which is kinda tricky to paint on but lots of fun.  We will be doing another canvas workshop that will be Nov . 16 at the Chesterton Art Center, in Chesterton, Indiana.  The next painting will be a poinsettia and I am thinking of doing another one in my studio of a snowman....hope to see you in class.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall Dunes

watercolor
4.5" x 7.5"
landscape

working on some small fall paintings.  They are matted and fit into a 9" x 12" frame.  Happy Fall.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Snow Dunes

watercolor
4.5 x 7.5
landscape

I have my students working on fall and winter little paintings that are this size (4.5" x 7.5") and they frame up very nicely in a 9" x 12" frame.  For some of my students, this is the first time that they are framing something.  These are a great size for gift giving...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Winter

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

I did this for my Friday class for a demo on how you can do a whole painting with just two colors.   Try it....

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall workshop

watercolor
7" x 11"
landscape

Doing a fall mini workshop at the senior center in Griffith, Indiana on Monday, Oct. 21.  The time is from 1 till 4.  The fee is only $35 and is an all inclusive...you just come and I will have all of the supplies for you. If you can not draw, do not worry, I will even provide a drawing for you to trace if need be.  We have a lot of fun in these little workshops.  email me at:  Ktr1976@aol.com     Hope to see you in the workshop.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Winter mini series

watercolor
4" x 5"
landscapes

I have completed 20 of these little paintings.  They range in size from 3x4 inches to 5x7.  Here are three more of them.  enjoy.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gala Paintings lll

watercolor 3" x 4"
landscape

There are going to be 20 little paintings that are small....3" x 4" to 5" x 7" or there abouts. The chairman decided that the paintings were too much of a donation with all the other stuff that I am doing and giving, that she wanted me to keep the originals.  There will be colored copies of these in silver frames that will be part of the table decorations for the Chesterton Art Center's Nov. 1 gala in Chesterton, Indiana.  So these originals will be for sale for $20 matted, plus postage.  They would make nice little gifts with the holidays just around the corner.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Winter- paintings for the gala

watercolor
3" x 4" each
landscape

The Chesterton Art Center in Chesterton, Indiana is having their 5th Annual Fundraising Gala on Nov. 1, 2013.  I am on the committee.  Right now I am working on the table decorations.  I am painting 20 little watercolors that will be framed with one on each table.  Someone at the table will go home with the little painting.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dusk

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

This is a demo that I did for my students show them how to paint dusk....

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Girlfriends

watercolor
14" x 21"
interior

Thought I would do a painting this time of one of the things that us gals love to do...sit and chat with our girlfriends....lots of times at the mall....enjoy

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Watching the Heads Go By

watercolor
14" x 21"
cityscape

In the city of Chicago you can find these headless sculptures.  There are 106 of them on the south end of Grant Park.  They are 9 feet tall.  The name of these headless pieces is called Agora. They are kinda strange to see but neat at the same time.  enjoy!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Many Years Ago

watercolor

A painting of me back in the day...lol 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Back to School

watercolor
still life

This is a little painting that I hope hit home to everyone... enjoy!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Plein Air IV - Sugar Shack

watercolor
7" x 9"
landscape

The last of my little paintings of Deep River.  Hope to get back there in the fall.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Plein Air III - Deep River

watercolor
7" x 9"
landscape

Here is the third one that I did plein air.  This is painting on location.  It is a challenge for the watercolorist because it dries so fast.  I always hate to paint in green but I take on the challenge to myself.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Plein air painting at Deep River II

watercolor
6" x 9"
landscape

Continuing with the painting that I did plein air at Deep River.  These little studies will be good to use to do larger painting ...  I can even change the season.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Plein air at Deep River

watercolor
landscape

Went to Deep River with one of my students to do some plein air painting.  It was a lot of fun.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

At River's Edge

watercolor
landscape
14" x 21"

A scene that I viewed at Deep River in Hobart, Indiana.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Catching the Light II

watercolor
14" x 21"
Landscape

Thought I would try the river scene again to get a different feeling for it.  Hope you like it.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Catching the Light I

watercolor
14" x 21"
Landscape

This is at Deep River in Hobart Indiana.  It really is a lovely park...watch for some more painting of this area...

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Delphinium-step by step




watercolor
14" x 21"
floral

These are my delphinium that I had in my front garden.  I got a second growth of these flowers.  They are one of my favorites. enjoy

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Field's Clock-Chicago

watercolor
7" x 11"
cityscape

Thought I would paint this icon of Chicago.  Marshall Fields was a great department store but now it has become Macy's.  Fortunately for Chicago, they kept this clock.  Many people used to meet at this great landmark.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lincoln Park ALagoon

watercolor
7" x 11"
cityscape

Doing some smaller Chicago scenes....enjoy the big windy city.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Chicago at Night

watercolor
14" x 21"
cityscape

This painting was actually done for the Daily Paintworks Challenge this past week.  Every week we get a new challenge.  They have been doing this for a long time now....I have done every challenge!!  The neat part is that I have sold a few because of it.  I sold one the other night and shipped it to Canada. Cool.  

Thursday, August 22, 2013

At Night's Fall

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

Gearing myself up for my classes that will start in a few weeks.  I always start my students off with barns.  They always seem to get us all in "the mood...."  That should be a song.  lol

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dave's Jam Night

watercolor
14" x 21"
figurative

Dave Mueller owns an art gallery in downtown Hammond, Indiana and it is called Paul Henry's.  At one time it was an old hardware store.  I believed it belonged to his dad.  I remembering going there when I was young with my dad to buy house paint.  

Every Thursday night they have these jam nights.  Folks come and pot luck and play musical instruments and sing.  This is my version of a Jam night in watercolor.  Let's listen in and hear the music......

Friday, August 16, 2013

Golden Arches-Chicago

watercolor
14" x 21"
cityscape

My friend Mary Kaye Watts gave me this photo to try to paint...Thanks for the challenge MK.  Sorry they built a building in the parking lot and now you can not see who is going to McDonalds.  lol

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

At the Fair series-At the end.

watercolor
5" x 7"
interior

Still having some fair humor...I never said it was good...I said it was fair...Ok...I will stick with painting and not comedy.

Monday, August 12, 2013

At the Fair series III- "Where did they get THAT judge?"

watercolor
7" x 7"
animal

Did you ever wonder the the hens and roosters talk to each other about at the fair?  Well I listened in on one of their conversations......

Saturday, August 10, 2013

At the Fair Series- II - Hen

watercolor
7" x 7"
animal

Another view of the same hen.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

At the Fair series I - Hen

watercolor
7" x 7"
animal

I went to the Lake County Fair in Indiana on Friday and Tuesday....decided to paint some of what I had experienced there....I love the fair....watch for it....