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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!!

watercolor 21 x 14

My house at night for Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Time to carve that pumpkin if you haven't already done so. I will be giving candy to the kids and old worn out paint brushes to their parents!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Burning Leaves

watercolor 14 x 21

Fall is really in the air here in Indiana. Can you smell the leaves burning?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thumbs Up Club

watercolor 14 x 21

Right now I am working on a series of paintings for my friend's (Linda and Fred) restaurant. It is called Carriage Court Pizza. They have great pizza, sandwiches, soups and Italian dishes. You must go and try them out. They are in Crown Point Indiana. Tell them I sent you.
They have a club called the "Thumbs up club." It is for children and as a member. they get deals of their meals. They also get an id card and their photo hangs at the restaurant. So this is a "thumbs up kid." I think he likes the pizza.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall on the Farm

watercolor 14 x 21

This is a demo painting that I did for one of my watercolor classes. Right now we are working on clouds. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Nature's Kaleidoscope

watercolor 14 x 21

Yes, it is fall in Indiana so here are some of our leaves. This painting was done with a lot of negative painting. I love to do this technique...I can get lost in it. Unfortunately, you are not seeing all of the neat colors or the lost and found edges in this photo. Maybe I will shoot it again when I have time...Time? what is that?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lincoln Park-Chicago. "Awnings and Bicycles"

watercolor 14 x 21

I liked the light on the buildings, especially the awnings. Then I noticed all of the bikes. Thought ... let's paint it. Keep the memory. Enjoy!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hot Time, Summer in the City!! Chicago

watercolor 14 x 21

I decided to paint another scene of Chicago. I guess after being in Chicago for the Illinois Watercolor Society show on Friday...I fell in love with the city even more!!

I got a new computer and monitor today so it is completely different with the photo program and so is the blog...just give me some time and I will get it right. lol.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tapestry of Leaves- Illinois Watercolor Society

watercolor in the Illinois Watercolor Society Member's show at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois. This won an award.

This was taken last night at the Illinois Watercolor Society's member's show. It was held at the American Academy of Art Bill Park's Gallery. I won a merchandise award for my painting "Tapestry of Leaves." We can always use more art supplies. If you are in Chicago, go and see this great show.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall in Lincoln Park

watercolor 21 x 14

This is what fall looks like in the section of Chicago known as Lincoln Park. Happy Fall you all!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

"Old Town" Chicago

watercolor 14 x 21

There is a section of Chicago called "Old Town" I remember going there years ago so I had to take some recent photos. I do not remember this big wrought iron structure.

I am trying to paint looser, but this was a complicated subject so I didn't get as loose as I wanted to get. I will keep trying. But it is getting looser. lol