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Friday, December 30, 2016

Please Pass the Sweet Treats

watercolor
8" x 14"
still life

This is a painting I did for the DPW challenge for this week which was to paint a plate with food on it.....Have a treat....and Happy New Year....Thanks for coming to my blog and for your kind support this past year.  May the New Year bring us all peace, happiness, great health and many kindnesses.  Kathy

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Insights on Industry XXV

watercolor
14" x 8"

My dear brother in law, Pat, challenged me to paint this from a photo he took a week or so ago in Pittsburgh, PA.  I hope it caught the feeling of the area...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Art of the Win

watercolor
14" x 21"


It's been a great year....for the Chicago CUBS...  Maybe the SOX will win the world series in 2017.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

watercolor


A little painting that I did of the Northside of Chicago to celebrate the Chicago Cubs winning the world series...

Sunday, December 11, 2016

ICE = Take the Stairs - Chicago

watercolor
14" x 21"
cityscape

This painting was accepted into the DAVe show in Griffith, Indiana.  The theme of the show is....ICE - In Case of an Emergency.  I believe the show will hang into January.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Fall Up North

watercolor
14" x 21"
nature

When I was at student at the American Academy of Art in Chicago way back in 1969, 70 and 71,  I studied watercolor with Irving Shapiro aws (I had the privilege to study with him for 1-1/2 years).  He was not only a fantastic artist and teacher, but also a special friend.  He is one of my most admired people. He even asked me to join the faculty at the Academy in 1974 at the age of 23.

About 20 years ago he passed away in his 60's.  Way too young.  I haven't spoke with Mrs. Shapiro since his funeral. Out of the blue I got a message on FB from his daughter. Mrs. Shapiro-Weiss had some wc paper that was Mr. Shapiro's and she wanted me to have it.  How awesome was that !!  So we went up to the north side of Chicago to meet with her.  She did not change at all.  Still so sweet.  It was such a great gift and I feel really blest.  This is the first painting that I did on the 300# rough Arches paper.  The reference photo I took right around the corner from her home.

Thanks so much for this perfect gift.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Another Day in the Fall

watercolor
8" x 8"
landscape

Indiana in the Fall.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Class Demos


watercolor
7" x 10"
landscape

these are a few of the demos that I did for my students 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Head's Up

watercolor
10" x 7"

After one of the storms that we had this summer, we had a large branch fall onto our roof...this young man can and not only removed it, but he also shaped up the other trees and took one out.  
watercolor
7" x 10"

this was one of the challenges for the daily paintworks group that I belong to.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Insights on Industry XXIII

watercolor
6" x 14"

...another in my industrial series....at sun set.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Insight on Industry XXII

watercolor
14" x 8"

continuing in my series.....

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Insights on Industry XXI

watercolor
8" x 14"

Continuing with posting my paintings...I am a bit behind.  lol...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Watermelon II - demo

watercolor
10" x 7"
Still Life

I am so far behind in posting all of my paintings.  I have been really busy with my classes and workshops.  Then I was getting ready for 3 shows.  

The opening of the Industry show at the South Shore Arts in Crown Point, Indiana went really well last month.  The show will run through the middle of Jan.  Hope you get a chance to check it out.  Great time to do your Christmas Shopping :))                                            Shop Local !!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Watermelon I-demo

watercolor
7" x 10"
still life

Had my students working on still lifes this semester.  I think they enjoyed it.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Insights on Industry XX

watercolor
8" x 14"

Tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 21 is the artist reception of my show, along with photographer-Mathew Kaplan.  It is being held at South Shore Arts in Crown Point, Indiana, 123 North Main Street.  (across from the new library) 5:30 till 8 pm.  Come see the Industry of the Region depicted in watercolor and photography.  Meet the artists and have some light refreshments.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Insights on Industry XIX

watercolor
11" x 15"

We used ti see so many of  these in downtown Hammond, Indiana.  But like so many things, they are a thing of the past. We still have many trains is this area...Just not too many watch towers.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Flowers from Jocelyn

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

On my last 2nd Saturday at my Studio 2 @ White Ripple Gallery, the owner of the building presented me with these lovely flowers.,

Now it it is time to write a new chapter in my life.....

Monday, October 10, 2016

Ol' Friends

watercolor
7" x 10"

With fall now here, I am going to miss the summer car shows in Crown Point, Indiana.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Insights on Industry

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

This is one of my two entries that was accepted into the Chesterton Art Comp Juried Bi-Annual show, Chesterton, IN

It also won an award.    This is a typical scene in the area where I live.  I live close to Lake Michigan here in Indiana.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Plums II

watercolor
12" x 12"

This is a watercolor of a tree that is my neighbors.  Early in the Spring the blossoms were so pretty.  Every morning I would wake up to this lovely scene of blossoms and then when the fruit came in....they, too, were so lovely.  I wonder how they tasted.  Jodi did make me some jelly from her cherry trees.  

I just entered this into a show.  Hope it gets in....

Monday, September 19, 2016

Yelow Lily

watercolor
7" x 10"

Last lilies of the season.... enjoy.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Insights on Industry XVI

watercolor
8" x 14"

This was a barge that I saw in Joliet, Illinois and thought I would add it to my Industry series.

I am getting my Industry paintings together for my October show at South Shore Art - Crown Point, IN.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Insights on Industry XV

watercolor
8" x 14"

Painting along with my series on Industry.  Today I went out and shot 200 photos on Industry.  They are not great photos ... I am not a photographer.  But they will make great references for future paintings...watch for them...I have another show on Industry coming soon in Crown Point, Indiana....

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Insights on Industry XIV

watercolor
8" x 14"

Getting ready for a show that I will be doing with photographer, Mathew Kaplan, in Crown Point, Indiana.  It will be a show on Industry....more info to come.....

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Insights on Industry - Blue Umbrellas at the Pier

watercolor
8" x 14"
Cityscape

saw these cool umbrellas at Navy Pier and thought it might make a neat painting for my Chicago series.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Walking Among the Trees

watercolor
7" x 10"
Landscape

this is at deep river in hobart, indiana.  the river is not really that deep...

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Insights on Industry XIII - Night Shift

watercolor
8" x 14"

The mills run 24/7....I know.  My husband has been working at them for about 45 years.

Insights on Industry XII

watercolor
8" x 14"

Back at the steel mills....

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Clippings from my Garden- Delphenium

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

painting some plein air from my garden....

Monday, August 22, 2016

Clippings from my Garden-White Lily

watercolor
7" x 10"
Floral

I have some very extensive gardens.  I love to garden to relax...but then I have all these neat subjects at my finger tips....enjoy!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Insights on Industry X

watercolor
8" x 14"

Continuing with my Industry series....

The opening/closing went really well last Saturday.  Now I have been busy packing all of my stuff up and moving out.
On to the next chapter of my life.....

Friday, August 12, 2016

Moving Sale - Saturday, Aug. 13, 7 till 10 pm

watercolor
14" x 21"
floral

After 2 years of having my Studio 2 @ White Ripple Gallery, 6725 Kennedy Ave, Hammond, IN... I am moving on.

Come to my studio tomorrow, Aug. 13.  I am having a BIG sale on art, art supplies, books, rubber stamps, furniture, misc.

Come 7 till 10 pm.  This will be my last day there so come for the sale and for my moving on party.

Thanks to all who have come during our 2nd Saturday events. Thanks to all of the new friends that I have made these last 2 years and for the lessons that I have learned with this undertaking....

My home studio classes resume Sept. 7 and now I will get back to my painting....watch for new things to come.

Monday, August 8, 2016

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 used to take to get to work at US Steel.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

Insiuhts on Industry VI

watercolor
14" x 8"

Thought I would paint a vertical format for this one.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Insights on Industry V

watercolor
8" x 14"

Continuing on my Industry series.  Getting ready for a fall show on Industry.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Insights on Industry III

watercolor
8" x 14"

Calumet Harbor...industry.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Insights On Industry II

watercolor
8" x 14"

Local Industry here in Indiana.

Insights on Industry

watercolor
8" x 14"

This is my new series on the local Industry here in Northern Indiana...just south of Chicago.  

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Chicago at 2:20

watercolor
21" x 14"
cityscape

Just another day in Chicago.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy Fourth of July

watercolor
still life

Remembering what makes our nation such a great one and all those who have fought and continue to fight to keep our independence and to uphold our constitution.  May God Bless America !!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Purple Peony

watercolor
10" x 14"
floral

I was invited to take photos of my friends peonies this year.  Wow were they beautiful.   I have lots of reference photos. Watch out...more peony painting to come.  

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Beverly Shore demo

watercolor
7" x 10"
landscape

a demo on illustration board for my students.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Peony demo

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

Here's a demo that I completed for one of my classes.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Peony

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

Friends of mine invited me to come to their garden to take photos of their peonies....they were so beautiful and I was able to take lots of photos.   More painting of peonies to come.....