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Friday, December 30, 2016

Please Pass the Sweet Treats

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

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

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


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

14" x 21"

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

14" x 21"

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

8" x 8"

Indiana in the Fall.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Class Demos

7" x 10"

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