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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cara's Secret Garden

watercolor
8" x 14"
floral

This is a painting that I completed of the garden that I visited, photographed and talked about in the last post.  The husband of Cara came today to see the painting and to see my gardens.  He loved the painting so I gave it to him.   This piece is really meaningful to him.  Cara passed away from Breast cancer at the age of 57 and he has continued to keep this garden up in her memory...  It is amazing how you can meet people on Facebook and become friends.  Today he and I were FB friends for 4 years.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lily demo II

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

Another demo that I did for one of my classes.

Last night I went to visit a friend and his garden.  We met on FB and he lives locally.  I have seen photos of his garden that he keeps alive in memory of his wife who passed from cancer.  The garden was awesome.  I took tons of photos and his lilies were begging to be painted...guess what I will be painting soon.

On a sadder note, I just found out over the weekend that a dear artist friend, student passed away a few days.  I remember her coming to class and telling me about her cancer.  That was not that long ago...  She will live on in the memories that I keep of her....I have many.  Hope you find a cowboy up in Heaven Darlene.

On a happy note....this past weekend I was in an art fair and I won best in 3-D art.  Big ribbon and some money to buy paint.  Sales were pretty good, too.

Day Lily Demo I

watercolor
7" x 10"
Floral

A class demo for my students....

Friday, July 14, 2017

Streets of Chicago XXXIV -Come See The City

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

Never been on one of these....but I think I would like to try it.  

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sweet Williams

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

These are some flowers that I have in my garden....I have planted so many different types of flowers that I can be painting them for days...lol...months.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Streets of Chicago XXXIII - Old Town Consignment Shop

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

today's blog entry is another scene from the Old Town section of Chicago.....

Monday, July 10, 2017

Streets of Chicago XXXII -Old Town Bead Shop

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

I have been buying beads for a long time.  It's fun to make jewelry.  Sometimes I just need a break from painting.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Daffodil = Class demo II

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

just another little class demo.

Daffodil

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

Another demo that I did for my students way back in May....I am catching up on posting  but it takes a while since I painted 29 paintings in one month....what was I thinking....I was thinking....this is what I love to do....lol.  enjoy.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

bluebells

watercolor
10" x 7"
floral

Blue Bells

watercolor
10" x 7"
floral

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Pink Magnolia

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

Monday, July 3, 2017

Blue Bells

watercolor
7" x 10"
Floral

Some pretty wild flowers I found here in Indiana.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

More White Magnolias

watercolor
7" x 10"
watercolor

These are some of the first flowers that you see in the spring.  That is how far behind I am in posting....be patient with me...I am just busy painting and getting ready for shows.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

White Rose -- Class demo III

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

It's always fun painting flowers....more fun than weeding, and feeding them.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Peach Rose - Class Demo II

watercolor
7" x 10"
floral

This painting was a demo for one of my classes.  I just realized....with all the flowers that I plant and  maintain, I do not have any roses in my garden.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Pink Rose - class demo

watercolor
7" x 10"
Floral

Showing my students how I paint roses....

Friday, June 23, 2017

Streets of Chicago XXX

watercolor 
7" x 10"
cityscape

I liked the way the light and shadows were at this time of day...they said ..."Paint Me."  So I did.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Streets of Chicago XXIX

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

This is a typical residence on the North side of Chicago.  The person in the painting is watering their garden...I could never live in the city.  My deck with all my flowers is bigger than this...Happy Summer.

Streets of Chicago XXVIII

watercolor
7" x 10"
Cityscape

This is Chicago when you come from the North side of the city.  I live in Indiana so I am always coming in from the South side of the city.......my kind of town...Chicago is.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Streets of Chicago XXVII

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

this is what you see when you look up....lol

Monday, June 19, 2017

Streets of Chicago XXVI

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

The building on the right is really unique.  There was talk that they were going to sell it or even take it down,  It may look like a cool building, but it is really hard to maintain the right temperature for the right season.  I was also told that they closed off the top floor to visitors.  There were a few people who jumped from the balcony....sad story.

Streets of Chicago XXV

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Streets of Chicago XXIV

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

This is right over the river...close to Wacker Drive.

Streets of Chicago XXIII

watercolor 
7" x 10"
cityscape

It's a great weekend to hit the city.  Always so much to do...especially in the summer.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Streets of Chicago XXII

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

This is actually a little grocery store...it just looked like a happy place and it was brightly painted.  So I thought I would paint it too.

Streets of Chicago XXI

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

This is the Northside of the city...a rainy fall day.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Streets of Chicago XIX - Holiday Grill

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

This was an area of Chicago that I haven't been to before.  Glad we ventured out in a different direction.  Enjoy.

Streets of Chicago XX - Michigan

watercolor
7" x 10"
cityscape

More of my little mini series of Chicago scenes.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rocks and water demo

watercolor
8" x 14"
landscape

Here's another demo that I did for one of my classes.  I am posting two posts today in the hopes of catching up on my posting.  I am just too busy having fun painting.

Farm in Indiana

watercolor
8" x 14"
landscape

Taking a drive on a Sunday afternoon....I found some neat barns to paint....watch for them.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Rocks and Water-class demo

watercolor
8" x 14"
landscape

showing one of my classes how to do paint rocks and water...the key is to be able to leave lots of white paper.

I am so far behind on posting my paintings ...may be posting 2 a day.

Chellburg Homestead

watercolor
landscape
14" x 21"

This is still the area where the last sugar shack is located.......here in Indiana.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Chellburg Sugar Shack

watercolor
7" x 10"
landscape

Another really neat place to go and take photos....and it is not too far from home.  

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Deep River

watercolor
landscape
7" x 10"

Deep River Country Park is one of my favorite places to photograph and to paint.  Every season is beautiful....

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ooking

watercolor
7" x 10"
still life

Almost done cooking. lol

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Still Cooking at the Sugar Shack

watercolor
landscape
7" x 10"

When they are not cooking the sugar/syrup outside, they are cooking the syrup in this shack....the modern way.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Still Cooking

watercolor
8" x 14"
Still life


I will be able to catch up on posting these new painting.  I just have one more class to teach on Wednesday.  Then I will have a few workshops this summer....  


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Maple Syrup Time

watercolor
14" x 8"

After they get the sap/sugar from the trees, then they need to cook it.   

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Maple Syrup on Tap - Deep River

watercolor
8" x 14"
landscape

This is a common scene here in Indiana at many of the state parks.  It happens in March. I am a little behind on posting all of my paintings....that's because I am busy painting.

This past week I had a meeting with the people in charge of the Indiana Visitor's Center in Hammond, Indiana.  They liked my proposal for a show and I will be having a show there next May.  It will be my watercolors along with Mathew Kaplan's photography.  I know that is a long way off, but I am sure the time will fly by really fast.  This is one of my dream places to have a show.....more info to follow.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Beets

watercolor
8" x 14"
still life

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Peonies

watercolor
8" x 14"
floral

Time to start planting......the peony buds are getting ready for the ants to come so that they will be in bloom soon.  They usually bloom around Memorial Day.

Have a great week.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Amaryllis

watercolor
8" x 14"
Floral

Here is the third in my series of this great gift from my artist friend, Rita....I totally enjoyed this gift.  

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Amaryllis II

watercolor
8" x 14"
floral

This was such a pretty plant that there is more I have to paint about it.  enjoy !!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Amaryllis I

watercolor
8" x 14"
floral

I received this lovely flower from my friend Rita as a Christmas gift.  It was awesome watching it grow.  It was like growing right before my eyes...Such a beautiful plant/flower.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

INsights on Industy XXVII

watercolor 
14" x 21"
industry

getting ready for my next show.....more details will come soon.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Down on the Farm V

watercolor
landscaper
14" x 21"

Monday, April 17, 2017

Down on the Farm IV

watercolor
landscape

More of my great state of Indiana....farms.

Today I went up to Chicago to take photos for future paintings.  It was an awesome day.  Great lighting...working on my new Chicago series.  So blest that Chicago is so close.  I love this city.