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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Last Day of Winter

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

It was a good winter.  In 2016 we hardly got any snow.  But, in 2017 we were blest quite a bit with that white fluffy stuff.  I do not mean Marshmallow fluff either. It is what every artist hopes for.  I was able to go out a few times to take lots of photos.  Here it is almost the middle of April and we may get some snow this weekend.  The good thing about snow at this time of year is that it melts really fast.  Right now it is raining. April showers....bring May flowers.  They are coming...watch for them.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Going to Pot

watercolor
10" x 14"
still life

Spring huh?  Not here in Indiana yet.  Can't wait for it to get warmer so that I can go and clean out the garden beds.  I am beginning to see some green things popping through the leaves...


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Fuchsia

watercolor
10" x 14"
floral

Can't wait till the end of May/June to start getting these gardens back to being beautiful and colorful.  I spend a lot of time gardening and it offers me lots of inspiration.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Sunset Sky Demo

watercolor
14" x 21"
Landscape

The students in my Wednesday evening class wanted to work on sunset skys.   This is the demo that I did for them.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Reflection demo for one of my classes

watercolor

One of my students was having some trouble with reflections so I tried to simplify it for her by doing a little quick demo.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Indiana Ruins

watercolor
10" x 14"
landscape

There are many beautiful old barns in this area of Indiana....So then you use a photo of an old wagon that you shot at another farm, change the season and colors and you come up with a totally different scene.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lake Michigan - Along the Pier

watercolor
14" x 21"
cityscape

A nice relaxing evening at the Pier.  

Friday, March 23, 2018

Fourth Presbyterian Church Courtyard

watercolor
14" x 21"
cityscape

This is a really neat Church in Chicago and the courtyard is so lovely.  enjoy.  Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Changing Ties - R-Crane

watercolor
14" x 21"
industry

The CEO of R-Crane bought this as soon as he saw it...Thanks Paul.  He invited this process of how to change rails on train bridges....I can't imagine how he designed all this equipment.  I was fortunate enough to go on sight to view this.  Really amazing.  I have an open invitation to come anytime they are changing rails on bridges to draw and photograph. I will wait till it is a bit warmer.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Urban Neighborhood

Watercolor
14" x 21"
Cityscape

On the way home from the city via the toll road.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Another Snowy Day

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

Hurry up spring.  I want flowers, birds, sunshine and definitely warmer days !!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wood's Mill at Deep River

watercolor
11" x 14"
landscape

One of my favorite places to paint anytime of the year....But I wish spring would hurry up here in the Midwest.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Golden Arches - Chicago

watercolor
14" x 21"
cityscape

Typical dwellings of Chicago.  I would love to see what these homes look inside.  There is definitely NOT enough yard for my gardens....and there is NO where to park.  But I love the city.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Chicago Blues

watercolor
14" x 21"
cityscape

A Typical street scene in Chicago...

Glass at the Pier

watercolor
13" x 17"
cityscape

Navy Pier in Chicago had on exhibit this wonderful collection of stained glass.  I loved walking through the halls admiring the stained glass.  They did some renovating of the pier and these pieces were removed.  I am sure they were just on lease for a certain amount of time.  Actually it was a  pretty long, but then they were gone....left are memories.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

An Evening in January

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

Sunsets are so much prettier with freshly fallen snow.,

Friday, February 23, 2018

Chillin'

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

You do not have to go very far to find inspiration and subject matter.  This is a few blocks from my house.  This past weekend we had some lovely snow...it looked like cotton.  The good thing about it snowing at this time of year is that it usually doesn't last very long....We had a few days of rain and it all melted.  But that caused a lot of flooded areas.  Stay warm as we wait for spring.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Urban Dwellings II

watercolor
11" x 21"
cityscape

Another South Side scene,.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Entrance to a Chicago Dwelling

watercolor
11" x 21"
cityscape

Chicago North Side.  

Today I went up to the city and took a ton of photos.  I have a lot of info to process and put into paintings.  Watch for my results...

Saturday, February 17, 2018

North Side Dweller

watercolor
11" x 21"
cityscape

Here's a different area of Chicago...It's a lot different than the south side.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Urban Dwellings

watercolor
11" x 21"
cityscape

When I head into the city (Chicago), coming in from Indiana, these are some of the houses that I see along the way.

Trees Along the River

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

We have been getting some nice snow days lately, so that has been giving me a lot of inspiration these painting days.
enjoy !

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Just Some Roses

watercolor
watercolor

thinking warmer thoughts and sunny days...the snow is pretty, but come on spring.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Montrose Harbor -Chicago

watercolor
14" x 21"
Landscape

A different view of Chicago...Can't wait to visit this area in the summer when all the boats are in the harbor.  enjoy.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Bridging Into Winter

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

This is a bridge that I found in Illinois over the Kankakee River.  The bridge is out of order and it is closed , has been for some time.  It is just one of those spots that I like to go and visit during the various seasons that we get to experience here in Indiana. I did take the barricades out of my painting so that you can cross over.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Sunset Reflections

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

Just a local scene here in Indiana.

Monday, January 22, 2018

watercolor
11" x 14"
landscape

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

watercolor
10" x 14"
landscape

thought I would do a few smaller winter scenes.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sunset Snow

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

It's a great time of year to paint....indoors.  stay warm.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Winter Fields

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

Friday, January 12, 2018

Road into Winter

watercolor
14" x 21"
Landscape

Christmas day out taking photos to paint.  My new winter series.  enjoy.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Ending of a Winter's Day

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

just an everyday scene here in indiana...not everyday...it has to be winter :))

Monday, January 8, 2018

Pining for Winter

watercolor
14" x 21"
landscape

This was a start of a new winter series.  Watch for the others that I completed.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Warmth of Winter

watercolor
7" x 10"
landscape

still trying to catch up on posting my paintings from last year...this one is called " the Warmth of Winter." ...the last few days it has been below 0 degrees.  That is not warm in my book....Spring is a LONG way away......great weather to sit inside and paint.,..